Chiral distortion of confined ice oligomers (N = 5,6).


Ice nuclei have been studied on the hexagonal boron nitride nanomesh (h-BN/Rh(111)), a template with 2 nm wide molecule traps. Scanning tunneling microscopy shows confined clusters, where oligomers with three protrusions are particularly abundant. Together with local barrier height dI/dz maps, it is found that the dipoles of the water molecules arrange in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/la302561r

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