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Findings from University of Michigan Yields New Data on Materials Science and Physical Chemistry (Functional Group Effects on the Enthalpy of...

August 8, 2014



Findings from University of Michigan Yields New Data on Materials Science and Physical Chemistry (Functional Group Effects on the Enthalpy of Adsorption for Self-Assembly at the Solution/Graphite Interface)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Science have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Ann Arbor, Michigan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The thermodynamics of self-assembly have long been explored by either experimental or theoretical investigations which are often unable to account for all the factors influencing the assembly process. This work interrogates the thermodynamics of self-assembly at a liquid/solid interface by measuring the enthalpy of adsorption encompassing analyte analyte, analyte-solvent, analyte- substrate, and solvent-substrate interactions."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Michigan, "Comparison of the experimental data with computed lattice energies for the relevant monolayers across a series of aliphatic analytes reveals similar ordering within the series, with the exceptions of the fatty acid and bromoalkane adsorbates. Such a discrepancy could arise when the lattice energies do not account for important interactions, such as analyte analyte interactions in solution."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Flow microcalorimetry provides a uniquely inclusive view of the thermodynamic events relevant to self-assembly at the liquid/solid interface."

For more information on this research see: Functional Group Effects on the Enthalpy of Adsorption for Self-Assembly at the Solution/Graphite Interface. Langmuir, 2014;30(25):7388-7394. Langmuir can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Langmuir - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/langd5)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.A. Barnard, University of Michigan, Macromol Sci & Engn Program, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Physics, Science, Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, Thermodynamics, North and Central America

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