Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Professor Susan Perkin's Research Published in PNAS

Professor Susan Perkin

New work from James Hallett and Alex Smith in the Perkin group resolves a long-standing mystery about dynamic transitions occurring in liquids confined to films or pores of molecular dimensions.
Previous reports of 'solidification' and 'superlubricity' appeared to be conflicting, but the new experiments reveal the details of how each of these phenomena occur and explains how they can be reconciled.