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Structural Change and Nucleation Characteristics of Water/Ice in Confined Geometry

Dore, John and Webber, Beau and Montague, Dan and Hansen, Thomas (2004) Structural Change and Nucleation Characteristics of Water/Ice in Confined Geometry. In: Samios, J. and Durov, VA, eds. Dynamics of Liquids: Experiments, Theories and Simulations. NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry . Springer, Dordecht, Netherlands, pp. 143-156. ISBN 978-1-4020-1847-3. E-ISBN 978-1-4020-2384-2. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-2384-2_8)

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The confinement of liquids in the restricted space of a mesoporous solid leads to significant changes in their properties. The main effect is a reduction in the nucleation temperature that, according to the Gibbs-Thomson formalism is inversely proportional to the pore size. Other effects on the liquid structure and transport properties also occur and depend on the detailed characteristics of the mesoporous material. Confined liquids occur in various situations, both in the natural environment and also in industrial processes, so that there is a growing interest in understanding the fundamental principles that govern the behaviour and modified characteristics.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-1-4020-2384-2_8
Additional information: Conference of the NATO-Advanced-Study-Institute on Novel Approaches to the Structure and Dynamics of Liquids, Rhodes, GREECE, SEP 06-15, 2002
Uncontrolled keywords: Neutron Diffraction Study; Defective Form; Pore Size Distribution Function; Continuous Random Network; Confine Geometry
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: J.B.W. Webber
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 07:16 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 11:17 UTC
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