News: Theory and Simulation

The cover of the March 24 issue of the American Chemical Society’s journal Langmuir features a rendition of a simulation snapshot of a 17 mM solution of individual cationic surfactants in equilibrium with micellar aggregates of different sizes provided by Arben Jusufi and Athanassios Panagiotopoulos.
In an article published online July 21 in the journal Nature Communications, Panagiotopoulos and colleagues propose that pure photonic crystals could be created from a mixture in which colloidal particles are dispersed in a polymer melt.
In today’s issue of the journal Nature, a Letter describes unambiguous evidence for a liquid-liquid transition in a modern model of water—the ST2 model—at deep supercoolings, and even shows coexistence between the two liquid forms, which differ in density and average coordination number.