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Reports from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Add New Data to Findings in Nanoparticles (Structural Arrangement of Water Molecules around...

July 1, 2014



Reports from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Add New Data to Findings in Nanoparticles (Structural Arrangement of Water Molecules around Highly Charged Nanoparticles: Molecular Dynamics Simulation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- New research on Nanoparticles is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Taejon, South Korea, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to understand the structural arrangement of water molecules around highly charged nanoparticles under aqueous conditions. The effect of two highly charged nanoparticles on the solvation charge asymmetry has been examined."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, "We calculated the radial distribution functions of the components of water molecules around nanoparticles which have four charge types at two different salt concentrations. Even though the distributions of water molecules surrounding a sodium ion and a chloride ion are hardly affected by the charges of nanoparticles and the salt concentrations, those around highly charged nanoparticles are strongly influenced by the charges of nanoparticles, but hardly by the charges of nanoparticles and salt concentrations."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We find that the distributions of hydrogen atoms in water molecules around one highly charged nanoparticle are dependent on the magnitude of the nanoparticle charge."

For more information on this research see: Structural Arrangement of Water Molecules around Highly Charged Nanoparticles: Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 2014;35(5):1501-1505. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society can be contacted at: Korean Chemical Soc, 635-4 Yeogsam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-703, South Korea.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Kim, Korea Inst Sci & Technol Informat, Taejon 305806, South Korea.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taejon, Physics, South Korea, Nanotechnology, Molecular Dynamics, Emerging Technologies

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