To understand the nature of the glassy dielectric relaxation recently observed in hydrated protein powders, we model the protein surface as a 2D Ising square net, and identify frustration at the molecular level in the competing interactions of migrating protons with bound water.
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In honour of Prof. Gianfranco Chiarotti on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The author acknowledges fruitful discussions on this model with his coworkers F. Bruni and G. Consolini.
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Careri, G. 2D Ising model for hydrated protein surfaces. Nouv Cim D 20, 1135–1140 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03185522
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