Martin Sweatman

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The properties of matter important in industry and nature can be determined from the partition function and statistical mechanical calculations. Analysis and manipulation of partition functions is the basis of much of my research from the Self-referential method for calculating free energies to reaction equilibria in porous materials for carbon capture to aggregation in liquid mixtures. Sometimes these partition functions can be approximated by density functional methods while other times statistically exact molecular simulation methods are needed. Ultimately the aim is to understand and predict the behaviour of matter for a wide range of applications from new processes for carbon capture to self-assembly of bio-material templates to prediction of gas hydrate formation.

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