Nanoscale systems model
Nanoscale systems model

Project keywords

Nonequilibirum systems, Fluctuations, Free energy calculations, Solubility, Phase changes, Properties of nanoscale systems, Transport processes, Jarzynski Equality Fluctuation Relations, Nanomaterials, Manufacturing, Materials, Nanobiotechnology

Project summary

Fluctuations become very significant as system sizes decrease, and therefore are important in understanding the properties and behaviour or nanoscale systems. Observation of the distribution of fluctuations can also be used to measure properties of systems that are difficult to determine in other ways.

This project involves use of fundamental science to develop new relationships applicable to small systems. We have developed new statistical mechanical relationships that are applicable near and far from equilibrium that both characterise the fluctuations and can be used to derive exact relationships in nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

Project contacts

Lead investigator Professor Debra Bernhardt
Research group Bernhardt Group
Contact email d.bernhardt@uq.edu.au

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