Liquid disorder and Nanofluids

Graphene is a remarkable 2-dimensional material that is just one carbon atom thick, providing free-standing atomic crystals with e
A chilled beer or glass of wine are popular ways to relax after a long day, but what if nano-scale sensors could tell you exactly
Ice exhibits a phenomenon known as pre-melting which was first alluded to by Michael Faraday in his ‘regelation' experiments...

Nick Quirke

Nick is Professor of Chemical Physics at Imperial College, London. His group conducts theoretical and experimental research in the general area of nanomaterials with particular interest in their interaction with biomaterials and bionanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Nanotechnology, Editor-in-Chief of the international Journals, Molecular Simulation, and the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience.

Computer simulations reveal in the most exquisite detail how salt crystals dissolve in water. Salt dissolution has a resonance wit
On many wet surfaces the first contact layer of water is not comprised of pure water but is instead a mixture of water and hydroxy
Ice formation on metal surfaces plays a fundamental role in fields as diverse as the atmospheric sciences, geology, and biology.
Superconductivity, where a material conducts electricity at very low temperature with no resistance, and therefore transmission wa
Calcite (CaCO3) is an important rock forming mineral that is widely found in nature, both in rocks, such as limestone, and in biom
 Aromatic interactions arise from delocalised π-electrons, and they play a key role in a very wide range of natural and industrial