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Longuet-Higgins Early Career Researcher Prize, 2013

Mol. Phys.: Dr. Lukasz Walewski received the prize for his outstanding work with Harald Forbert and Dominik Marx on 'Interaction-induced localisation of protons in hydrogen bonds at superfluid helium temperatures'.

In this paper, Walewski and coworkers describe results of imaginary-time path integral calculations of molecules and dimers containing H atoms at sub-liquid helium temperatures. A remarkable effect is reported, namely the compression of protons in hydrogen bonds to a volume in space that is comparable to - or even smaller than - that of the much heavier donor and acceptor atoms at ultralow temperatures. 

 

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Leading actor: the solvent

Solvation Science and RESOLV featured in magazine Chemie in unsere Zeit

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