Phase Transition in Small Systems
Phase transition in small systems, such as how the melting and freezing transitions change as a function of the number of atoms in nano-clusters with less than 200 atoms. Properties of liquid nanoclusters. Charge separation in the break-up of water droplets and bubbles. Development of mass spectrometry methods to weigh objects in the 1-100 megadalton range, like viruses, polymers, and nanoparticles.