Muon probes of hydrogen-bond network in supercooled water


Muon diamagnetic fraction in liquid water is known to decrease with decreasing temperature probably because its formation mechanism results from the structural alternation and enhanced H-bonding. Our previous experiment studying molecular diffusion in supercooled water (RB1820634) found that the rate changes around the freezing point, possibly indicating a discontinuous change of the formation rate of H-bond because the theoretically predicted “intermediate” ice is present below 0 C. We propose to investigate this observation in relation to the formation mechanism of the diamagnetic and missing fraction in liquid water.

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Creator Dr Koji Yokoyama; Dr James Lord; Dr Matteo Aramini; Dr Stephen Cottrell
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2022
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences; Physics
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-06-24T08:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-04T22:31:16Z