Issue Date: July 12, 2010
Storm In A Teacup
The surface of water comprises the first few layers of molecules that sit on top of a lake, a glass of Evian, or even a droplet in the atmosphere. It has a chemical personality that’s quite different from the bulk liquid it covers. Make that a complex, possibly multiple, personality whose nature is still vexing scientists despite a recent flurry of theoretical and experimental research.
The question of what sits at the surface of water . . .
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