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Premelting-Induced Smoothening of the Ice-Vapor Interface



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Benet, Jorge y Llombart, Pablo y Sanz, Eduardo y MacDowell, Luis G. (2016) Premelting-Induced Smoothening of the Ice-Vapor Interface. Physical Review Letters, 117 (9). 096101-1-096101-5. ISSN 1079-7114

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We perform computer simulations of the quasiliquid layer of ice formed at the ice-vapor interface close to the ice Ih-liquid-vapor triple point of water. Our study shows that the two distinct surfaces bounding the film behave at small wavelengths as atomically rough and independent ice-water and water-vapor interfaces. For long wavelengths, however, the two surfaces couple, large scale parallel fluctuations are inhibited, and the ice-vapor interface becomes smooth. Our results could help explain the complex morphology of ice crystallites.

Tipo de documento:Artículo
Materias:Ciencias > Física > Física atmosférica
Ciencias > Física > Química física
Ciencias > Física > Superficies (Física)
Ciencias > Química
Código ID:38929
Depositado:04 Oct 2016 09:51
Última Modificación:04 Oct 2016 09:51

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