Possible mechanism of formation and stability of anomalous states of water

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The authors examine the physical processes which are involved in the formation and stability of the anomalous states of water reported recently. The initial step of adding a small amount of ionic compound X{sup +}Y{sup {minus}} to pure water leads t the formation of water clusters X{sup +} (H{sub 2}O){sub n} and Y{sup {minus}} (H{sub 2}O){sub n} with n {much_gt} 1. The structure of the cluster around the ion depends sensitively on the equation of state. The authors explore the consequences of possible polymorphic states of H{sub 2}O in the liquid phase at room temperature. If there are low-lying polymorphic ... continued below

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Wong, C.Y. & Lo, S.Y. January 1, 1998.

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  • Wong, C.Y. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Lo, S.Y. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

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The authors examine the physical processes which are involved in the formation and stability of the anomalous states of water reported recently. The initial step of adding a small amount of ionic compound X{sup +}Y{sup {minus}} to pure water leads t the formation of water clusters X{sup +} (H{sub 2}O){sub n} and Y{sup {minus}} (H{sub 2}O){sub n} with n {much_gt} 1. The structure of the cluster around the ion depends sensitively on the equation of state. The authors explore the consequences of possible polymorphic states of H{sub 2}O in the liquid phase at room temperature. If there are low-lying polymorphic states, the local dipole moment and the local density will change discontinuously as a function of the radial distance from the ion, and regions of different polymorphic states will be found at different separations from the ion. Fragmentation of the cluster by vigorous shaking may break up the cluster into small domains to allow subsequent coalescence of these domains or the growth of the domains as seeds to form greater domains of polymorphic states. Further experimental and theoretical analyses are needed to study these pictures.

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  • 1. international symposium on the current status of the physical, chemical and biological properties of stable water clusters, Los Angeles, CA (United States), 6 Dec 1997

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  • Other: DE98004064
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--96496
  • Report No.: CONF-971226--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 634015
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698261

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Wong, C.Y. & Lo, S.Y. Possible mechanism of formation and stability of anomalous states of water, article, January 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698261/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.