Monolayer Ice

R. Zangi*, A. E. Mark

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We report results from molecular dynamics simulations of water under confinement and at ambient conditions that predict a first-order freezing transition from a monolayer of liquid water to a monolayer of ice induced by increasing the distance between the confining parallel plates. Since a slab geometry is incompatible with a tetrahedral arrangement of the sp(3) hybridized oxygen of water, the freezing is coupled to a linear buckling transition. By exploiting the ordered out-of-plane displacement of the molecules in the buckled phase the distortion of the hydrogen bonds is minimized.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - 11-jul.-2003

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