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Mesothermal Group

Principal Investigator: 
Rooms B0106, B0107 and B0110 IPST Building

The Mesothermal Group, led by Professors Mikhail A. Anisimov and Jan V. Sengers, is concerned with theoretical and experimental studies of mesoscopic fluctuations in soft matter, both in molecular fluids and in complex fluids. Currnt research includes the development of theoretical models based on the presumed existence of a a liquid–liquid critical point n water in the deeply supercooled region, self-assembly of small molecules in aqueous solutions and their mesoscopic properties, and the effect of fluctuations on the behavior of smooth (or "fuzzy") interfaces. The group's work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.