News: Theory and Simulation

Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but those patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable—and useful in designing advanced materials.
New computational research from a CBE team has shown that salt in highly supersaturated solutions first enters a semi-crystalline state before falling out as a true crystal, a finding that has implications for everything from climate models to the production of medicine.
Professor Pablo Debenedetti will deliver the 2019 Keith E. Gubbins Lectures at North Carolina State University on March 18 and 19.