Monday 22 February 2016
to 11:00 at
Mats Larsson (Molecuar Physics Division)
The origin of homochirality in life is an unsolved problem. Likewise,
the mechanism for chiral recognition is far from understood.
The first problem represents the "last symmetry frontier",
whereas a solution of the second problem would allow
researchers to predict which selector would best separate
enantiomers of chiral compounds, something which would
be of enormous practical importance.
We have started experiments involving solvent-free
interaction between chiral projectiles and chiral and achiral
targets in a physics approach to the second problem. These
experiments will be described in the talk.