Volume 88, Number 1, October 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||23 October 2009|
Identifying a causal link between structure and dynamics in supercooled water
Área de Fisicoquímica, Departamento de Química and INQUISUR, Universidad Nacional del Sur Avenida Alem 1253, 8000-Bahía Blanca, Argentina
2 Dipartimento di Fisica and INFM-CNR-SOFT, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy, EU
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 September 2009
By means of molecular-dynamics simulations we firmly establish the long-awaited existence of strong correlations between structure and dynamics for a glass-forming system: supercooled water. We find molecules with similar structural (and dynamical) properties to be clustered in space, thus reveling the existence of structured regions with low dynamic propensity and unstructured ones with a high-mobility tendency.
PACS: 61.20.Ja – Computer simulation of liquid structure / 61.20.Lc – Time-dependent properties; relaxation / 61.25.Em – Molecular liquids
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