Asymmetric response of interfacial water to applied electric fields.

  title={Asymmetric response of interfacial water to applied electric fields.},
  author={Angelo Montenegro and Chayan Dutta and Muhammet Mammetkuliev and Haotian Shi and Bingya Hou and Dhritiman Bhattacharyya and Bofan Zhao and Stephen B. Cronin and Alexander V. Benderskii},
  volume={594 7861},
Our understanding of the dielectric response of interfacial water, which underlies the solvation properties and reaction rates at aqueous interfaces, relies on the linear response approximation: an external electric field induces a linearly proportional polarization. This implies antisymmetry with respect to the sign of the field. Atomistic simulations have suggested, however, that the polarization of interfacial water may deviate considerably from the linear response. Here we present an… 

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