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New Chemical Physics Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Tokyo University of Science (Liquid-solid and solid-solid phase transition...

July 8, 2014



New Chemical Physics Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Tokyo University of Science (Liquid-solid and solid-solid phase transition of monolayer water: High-density rhombic monolayer ice)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Physics. According to news originating from Chiba, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Liquid-solid and solid-solid phase transitions of a monolayer water confined between two parallel hydrophobic surfaces are studied by molecular dynamics simulations. The solid phase considered is the high-density rhombic monolayer ice."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Tokyo University of Science, "Based on the computed free energy surface, it is found that at a certain width of the slit nanopore, the monolayer water exhibits not only a high freezing point but also a low energy barrier to crystallization. Moreover, through analyzing the oxygen-hydrogen-oxygen angle distribution and oxygen-hydrogen radial distribution, the high-density monolayer ice is classified as either a flat ice or a puckered ice."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The transition between a flat ice and a puckered ice reflects a trade-off between the water-wall interactions and the electrostatic interactions among water molecules."

For more information on this research see: Liquid-solid and solid-solid phase transition of monolayer water: High-density rhombic monolayer ice. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2014;140(18):890-896. Journal of Chemical Physics can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics - www.aip.org/; Journal of Chemical Physics - jcp.aip.org/)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from T. Kaneko, Tokyo University of Science, Res Inst Sci & Technol RIST, Noda, Chiba 2788510, Japan. Additional authors for this research include J. Bai, K. Yasuoka, A. Mitsutake and X.C. Zeng (see also Chemical Physics).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chiba, Japan, Chemical Physics

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