Molecular dynamics simulations are applied to aqueous media confined between two hydrophobic monolayer surfaces. The oxygen number density of water molecules is shown to be drastically depressed at the monolayer-water interface when the monolayer separation is fully increased (>50 Å). On the basis of this result, we discuss the origin of the so-called 'very long-range hydrophobic force'.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry