Stable liquid water droplet on a water monolayer formed at room temperature on ionic model substrates Article

cited authors

  • Wang, C; Lu, H; Wang, Z; Xiu, P; Zhou, B; Zuo, G; Wan, R; Hu, J; Fang, H

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  • Using molecular dynamics simulation, we show direct evidence of the unexpected phenomenon of "water that does not wet a water monolayer" at room temperature. This phenomenon is attributed to the structure of the water beneath the water droplet, which exhibits an ordered water monolayer. Remarkably, there remains a considerable number of dangling OH bonds in this room temperature water monolayer, in contrast with the absence of dangling OH bonds at cryogenic temperature. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

publication date

  • September 25, 2009

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