Volume 76, Number 5, December 2006
|Page(s)||952 - 958|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||10 November 2006|
A lattice model of hydrophobic interactions
Physics Department, UCSB - Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
2 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB - Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
3 Materials Department and Biomolecular Science and Engineering, UCSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
4 Physics Department, KAIST - Daejon, South Korea
Accepted: 16 October 2006
Hydrogen bonding is modeled in terms of virtual exchange of protons between water molecules. A simple lattice model is analyzed, using ideas and techniques from the theory of correlated electrons in metals. Reasonable parameters reproduce observed magnitudes and temperature dependence of the hydrophobic interaction between substitutional impurities and water within this lattice.
PACS: 82.30.Rs – Hydrogen bonding, hydrophilic effects
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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