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A thermodynamic limit of the melting/freezing processes of water under strongly hydrophobic nanoscopic confinement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20126756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied liquid water confined within nanopores which present a high level of hydrophobicity thanks to a new method of synthesis. We found that the liquid state persists down to temperatures much lower than in the bulk and in hydrophilic materials of comparable sizes, allowing us to define a thermodynamic limit for the melting/crystallization of water.
Johnny Deschamps; Fabrice Audonnet; Nancy Brodie-Linder; Markus Schoeffel; Christiane Alba-Simionesco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1440-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Universit? Paris Sud, B?timent 349, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France.
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Nanostructures / chemistry
Water / chemistry*
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