Molecular resolution at solid-liquid interfaces

Project Details


The interaction of water with solid surfaces is dominant in a wide variety of natural and technological processes. The development of high resolution microscopy in liquids heralded an optimism that reliable atomic and molecular resolution at solid-liquid interfaces would soon be readily available, opening the door to major advances in understanding and technology. However, despite several outstanding successes, it has been plagued by challenges in interpretation. A major element in the slow progress is the inherent challenges the solid-liquid environment provides for simulations. The MERLIN project will develop a novel methodology for solid-liquid simulations, encapsulating the chemical and atomic structure of the surface, the nature and structure of the solution in a machine learning approach.
Effective start/end date01/09/201831/08/2022

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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