Diamond stabilization of ice multilayers at human body temperature.

  title={Diamond stabilization of ice multilayers at human body temperature.},
  author={Alexander D. Wissner-Gross and Efthimios Kaxiras},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={76 2 Pt 1},
Diamond is a promising material for wear-resistant medical coatings. Here we report a remarkable increase in the melting point of ice resting on a diamond (111) surface modified with a submonolayer of Na+. Our molecular dynamics simulations show that the interfacial ice bilayer melts at a temperature 130 K higher than in free ice, and relatively thick ice films (2.6 nm at 298 K and 2.2 nm at 310 K ) are stabilized by dipole interactions with the substrate. This unique physical effect may enable… 
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