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"Forging patterns and making waves from biology to geology: a commentary on Turing (1952) 'The chemical basis of morphogenesis", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370, special issue to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the journal. Available here.

P. Ball & J. E. Hallsworth, "Water structure and chaotropicity: their uses and abuses", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 8297-8305 (2015). Available here.

P. Ball, "Water as an active constituent in cell biology", Chemical Reviews 108, 74-108 (2008). Download PDF.

P. Ball, "The Importance of Water", in Astrochemistry and Astrobiology, eds I. W. M. Smith, C. S. Cockell & S. Leach, p.169. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013.

P. Ball, "Concluding remarks: Cum grano salis", Faraday Discussions 160, 405-414 (2013).

P. Ball, "More than a bystander", Nature 478, 467-468 (2011). Available here.

P. Ball, "Making Life: A Comment on 'Playing God in Frankenstein's footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life' by Henk van den Belt (2009)", Nanoethics 4, 129-132 (2010).

P. Ball, "Water as a biomolecule", published in ChemPhysChem, 9, 2677-2685 (2009)

P. Ball, "Chemistry and Power in Recent American Fiction", published in The Public Image of Chemistry, eds J. Schummer, B. Bensaude-Vincent & B. Van Tiggelen (World Scientific, 2007).

P. Ball, "Collective behaviour and the physics of society", Institute for Cultural Research Monograph Series No.52 (2007).

P. Ball, "Synthetic biology for nanotechnology", Nanotechnology 16, R1 (2005).

P. Ball, "Molecular Biomimetics", in Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry 879-886. Marcel Dekker, 2004.

P. Ball, "The physical modelling of human social systems", ComPlexUs 1, 190 (2003) [published November 2004].

P. Ball, "The physical modelling of society: a historical perspective", Physica A 314, 1 (2002).

P. Ball, "Natural strategies for the molecular engineer", Nanotechnology 13, R15 (2002).

P. Ball, "Life's matrix: Water in the cell", Cell and Molecular Biology 47, 717 (2001).

P. C. Ball, A. Inaba, J. A. Morrison, M. V. Smalley & R. K. Thomas, "The librational ground state of monodeuteromethane adsorbed on the surface of graphite", Journal of Chemical Physics 92, 1372-1385 (1990).

P. C. Ball & R. Evans, "Temperature dependence of gas adsorption on a mesoporous solid: capillary criticality and hysteresis", Langmuir 5, 714-723 (1989).

P. Ball & R. Evans, "Structure and adsorption at gas-solid interfaces: layering transitions from a continuum theory", Journal of Chemical Physics 89, 4412-4423 (1988).

P. C. Ball & R. Evans, "The density profile of a confined fluid: Comparisons of density functional theory and simulation", Molecular Physics 63, 159-163 (1987).

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