Aqueous Nanoscale Systems


  • Sylvie Roke Laboratory for fundamental BioPhotonics (LBP) Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) and Institute of Materials Science (IMX) School of Engineering (STI) and Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.



Droplets, Interfaces, Nonlinear imaging, Nonlinear light scattering, Membranes, Water


In the past five years the Laboratory for fundamental BioPhotonics (LBP) has worked on developing new technology that can access the molecular structure and nanoscale properties of buried aqueous interfaces and aqueous solutions. Using these methods a better understanding of the important role that water plays in (nanoscale and interfacial) processes can be obtained. These processes include the long-range interaction of ions with water, structural and charge anomalies of the hydrophobic/aqueous interface, the formation and stabilization of amphiphilic aqueous droplet interfaces, the formation and molecular properties of the electric double layer, as well as membrane structure and hydration. The result of our work on these themes is summarized for this special issue article.