Can thin disk-like ice clusters be more stable than compact droplet-like ice clusters?

Hideki Tanaka, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kenichiro Koga, X. C. Zeng

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Abstract

The relative stability of water clusters of two different morphologies has been examined with the size N ranging from 54 to 864; the first one is a circular fragment of bilayer ice (a disk-like cluster), and the second one is a spherical fragment of normal cubic ice (a droplet-like cluster). We found a crossover at Nc ≃ 1000, below which the disk-like cluster becomes more energetically favorable. The crossover arises because the potential energy (per molecule) for the droplet-like cluster decreases linearly with N-1/3 whereas it decreases by N-1/2 for the disk-like cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume304
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 1999

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Can thin disk-like ice clusters be more stable than compact droplet-like ice clusters? / Tanaka, Hideki; Yamamoto, Ryoichi; Koga, Kenichiro; Zeng, X. C.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 304, No. 5-6, 07.05.1999, p. 378-384.

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Tanaka, Hideki ; Yamamoto, Ryoichi ; Koga, Kenichiro ; Zeng, X. C. / Can thin disk-like ice clusters be more stable than compact droplet-like ice clusters?. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1999 ; Vol. 304, No. 5-6. pp. 378-384.
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