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Surf, Sink or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces

Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond
Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oregon
Chemistry Building, Room 400 - Alumni Lecture

Although the special properties of water have been valued and appreciated for centuries, as scientists we continue to be perplexed by the molecular make-up of water in all its forms.  Equally perplexing is the surface of water, a surface that is involved in some of most important reactions in our atmosphere, a surface that can sculpt the landscape as it flows past rocks and soils, a surface that can break down the strongest of metals, and a surface across which essential nutrients and ions are constantly exchanged in life-sustaining processes in our bodies.  In our laboratory we study environmentally important processes at aqueous surfaces using laser based spectroscopic techniques and molecular dynamics simulations.  I will focus my talk on our recent studies of the intriguing behavior of water surfaces when in contact with molecules of importance in our environment.

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