Delocalization of protons in liquid water.


We find that the vibrational potential of the O-H stretch vibrations of liquid water shows extreme anharmonicity that arises from the O-H O hydrogen bond interaction. We observe that already in the second excited state of the O-H stretch vibration, the hydrogen atom becomes delocalized between the oxygen atoms of two neighboring water molecules. The energy… (More)


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@article{Bakker2002DelocalizationOP, title={Delocalization of protons in liquid water.}, author={Huib J. Bakker and H-K Nienhuys}, journal={Science}, year={2002}, volume={297 5581}, pages={587-90} }