Does water need a λ-type transition? Academic Article uri icon

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  • After ascertaining that the C(p) of water confined to 1.1 nm diameter pores had been used to reach the conjecture for a lambda-transition in supercooled bulk water, we argue that only three H(2)O molecules can fit across the 1.1 nm diameter pore. Two of these form a (one-molecule thick) nanoshell hydrogen bonded to the SiO(2) pore wall. Hydrogen bonding or cooperative motions of the remaining one H(2)O molecule would not produce a "lambda-type transition."


  • Johari, Gyan
  • Tombari, Elpidio
  • Salvetti, Giuseppe
  • Mallamace, Francesco

publication date

  • March 28, 2009