Ice nucleation on a model hexagonal surface
Nutt, D. R. and Stone, A. J. (2004) Ice nucleation on a model hexagonal surface. Langmuir, 20 (20). pp. 8715-8720. ISSN 0743-7463
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The adsorption of water on a model hexagonal surface has been studied using accurate intermolecular potentials. The structure and binding energies of single molecules, clusters, and adlayers are obtained. The limiting case of weak, nondirectional surface-water interactions presented here is compared with other cases involving water-water and water-surface interactions of a similar magnitude (partial templating) and dominating water-surface interactions (perfect templating) from the literature. None of these models is conducive to the nucleation of ice, each for different reasons.Wecommenton the requirements for a good ice-nucleating surface.