Microscopic origin of the surface tension anomaly of water

Sega, Marcello and Horvai, György and Jedlovszky, Pál (2014) Microscopic origin of the surface tension anomaly of water. LANGMUIR, 30. pp. 2969-2972. ISSN 0743-7463


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We investigate the hydrogen bonding percolation threshold of water molecules at the surface of the liquid-vapor interface. We show that the percolation temperature agrees within statistical accuracy with the high-temperature inflection point of the water surface tension. We associate the origin of this surface tension anomaly of water with the sudden breakup of the hydrogen bonding network in the interfacial molecular layer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: Dr. Viola Horváth
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2015 19:31
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 06:01

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