Neutron diffraction studies of structural phase transformations for water-ice in confined geometry

Dore, John C. and Webber, J. Beau W. and Hartl, Monika and Behrens, Peter and Hansen, Thomas (2002) Neutron diffraction studies of structural phase transformations for water-ice in confined geometry. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 314 (1-4). pp. 501-507. ISSN 03784371. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Neutron diffraction measurements have been made for D2O water in the confined geometry of various mesoporous silicas over a wide temperature range. The data have been taken for cooling and heating runs incorporating the nucleation and melting of the crystalline phases and the super-cooled liquid phase. The crystalline forms and the temperatures at which they change are shown to be strongly dependent on the pore size and type of silica used as the confining medium and relate to the phase relationship between hexagonal ice [I-h] and cubic ice [I-c].

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Meeting on Horizons in Complex Systems, MESSINA, ITALY, DEC, 2001
Uncontrolled keywords: water; ice; mesoporous silica; MCM-silica; phase transformation; neutron diffraction
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: J.B.W. Webber
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2009 23:01
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 11:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13456 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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