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Theoretical Chemistry

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Jan Forsman, Professor

Research interests

  • Developments of approximate statistical mechanical theories, with an emphasis on classical density functional theories.
  • Applications to various areas of Soft Matter Science, such as colloidal dispersions, polymer solutions, surface forces, adsorption, phase equilibria, and ionic liquids.

Selected publications

  1. Prewetting and Layering in Athermal Polymer Solutions, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 118301 (2005).
  2. Surface Transition in Athermal Polymer Solutions, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, Phys. Rev. E 73, 051803 (2006).
  3. Density Functional Theory for Flexible and Semi-Flexible Polymers of Infinite Length, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Phys. Rev. E  74, 010801 (2006)
  4. Ion Adsorption and Lamellar-Lamellar Transitions in Charged Bilayer Systems, J. Forsman, Langmuir 22, 2975 (2006).
  5. Interactions between Charged Surfaces Immersed in Polyelectrolyte Solutions, M. Turesson, T. Åkesson, J. Forsman, Langmuir 23, 9555 (2007)
  6. Density Functional Theory for Polymer Fluids with Molecular Weight Polydispersity, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 098301 (2008)
  7. Simulations of Surface Forces in Polyelectrolyte Solutions, M. Turesson, C. E. Woodward, T. Åkesson, J. Forsman, J. Phys. Chem. B 112  5116 (2008)
  8. Density Functional Theories of Salt Solutions, J. Forsman, The Journal of Chemical Physics 130, 064901 (2009)
  9. Colloidal Interactions in Thermal and Athermal Polymer Solutions: the Derjaguin Approximation, and Exact Results for Mono- and Polydisperse Ideal Chains, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, The Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 044903 (2009)
  10. Differential Capacitance in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: the Role of Dispersion Forces, M. Trulsson, J. Algotsson, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, The Journal of  Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 1191 (2010)
  11. Limitations of the Derjaguin Approximation and the Lorentz-Berthelot Mixing Rule, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, Langmuir 26, 4555 (2010)
  12. A Classical Density Functional Theory of Ionic Liquids, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, M. Trulsson, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115, 4606 (2011)
  13. Polyelectrolyte Mediated Interactions in Colloidal Dispersions: Hierarchical Screening, Simulations, and a New Classical Density Functional Theory, J. Forsman, S. Nordholm, Langmuir 28, 4069 (2012)
  14. A Simple Many-Body Hamiltonian for Polymer-Colloid Mixtures: Simulations and Mean-Field Theory, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, Soft Matter 8, 2121 (2012)
  15. Polyelectrolyte Adsorption: Electrostatic Mechanisms and Nonmonotonic Responses to Salt Addition, J. Forsman, Langmuir 28, 5138 (2012)
  16. Capillary Condensation of Ionic Liquid Solutions in Porous Electrodes, R. Szparaga, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 1728 (2013)
  17. Fluid-fluid transitions at bulk supercritical conditions, F. Xie, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Langmuir 29, 2659 (2013)
  18. Polyelectrolyte adsorption on solid surfaces: theoretical predictions and experimental measurements, F. Xie, T. Nylander, S. Utsel, L. Wågberg, T. Åkesson, J. Forsman, Langmuir 29, 712421 (2013)
  19. Classical density functional theory & simulations on a coarse-grained model of aromatic ionic liquids, M. Turesson, R. Szparaga, K. Ma, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Soft Matter 10, 3229 (2014)
  20. Multistep Molecular Dynamics Simulations Identify the Highly Cooperative Activity of Melittin in Recognizing and Stabilizing Membrane Pores, D. Sun, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, Langmuir 31, 9388 (2015)
  21. On the stability of aqueous dispersions containing conducting colloidal particles, R. Szparaga, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Soft Matter 11, 4011 (2015)
  22. Perspective: Coulomb fluids - Weak coupling, strong coupling, in between and beyond, A. Naji, M. Kanduc, J. Forsman and R. Podgornik, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 150901
  23. A Many-Body Hamiltonian for Nanoparticles Immersed in a Polymer Solution, C. E. Woodward and J. Forsman, Langmuir 31, 22 (2015)
  24. Influence of ion pairing in ionic liquids on electrical double layer structures and surface forces using a classical density functional approach, K. Ma, J. Forsman, C. E. Woodward, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 174704 (2015)
  25. Non-monotonic Temperature Response of Polymer Mediated Interactions, F. Xie, C. E. Woodward, J. Forsman, Soft Matter 12, 658 (2016)
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Phone
+46-46-222 03 81
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jan [dot] forsman [at] teokem [dot] lu [dot] se
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+46-46-222 86 48