Nandi, N and Bagchi, B (2001) Reply to the comment by S. Boresch and O. Steinhauser on the letter by N. Nandi and B. Bagchi entitled ``Anomalous dielectric relaxation of aqueous protein solution''. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105 (22). pp. 5509-5510.
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In their Comment about the theoretical treatment of Nandi and Bagchi (referred to as NB)1 on the dielectric relaxation of aqueous protein solution, Boresch and Steinhauser (referred to as BS)2 claimed to find several shortcomings of the theoretical treatment of NB. To put the issue in perspective, we reconcile that the observed anomalies were explained by NB assuming that the total dipole moment correlation function is composed of the self- and cross-correlations between the three dynamical species present in the solution. Major objections about this work as raised by BS are 2-fold (i) presence of a factor of (1/N) in the exact expression of dielectric function (eq 2.1 in ref 1) and (ii) interpretation of the correlation factor used in ref 1. We thank BS for their comments on our work, although we disagreewith many of their comments. Our response is given below.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2010 07:42|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:56|
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