Exploring ion-ion interactions in aqueous solutions by a combination of molecular dynamics and neutron scattering
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|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 7 May 2015|
|Publication type||A2 Review article in a scientific journal|
Recent advances in computational and experimental techniques have allowed for accurate description of ion pairing in aqueous solutions. Free energy methods based on ab initio molecular dynamics, as well as on force fields accounting effectively for electronic polarization, can provide quantitative information about the structures and occurrences of individual types of ion pairs. When properly benchmarked against electronic structure calculations for model systems and against structural experiments, in particular neutron scattering, such force field simulations represent a powerful tool for elucidating interactions of salt ions in complex biological aqueous environments.