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Evidence of a new quantum state of nano-confined water

  title={Evidence of a new quantum state of nano-confined water},
  author={George F. Reiter and Alexander I. Kolesnikov and Stephen J. Paddison and Philip M. Platzman and Alexander P. Moravsky and Mark A. Adams and Jerry Mayers},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering provides a means of directly and accurately measuring the momentum distribution of protons in water, which is determined primarily by the protons ground state wavefunction. We find that in water confined on scales of 20A, this wave function responds to the details of the confinement, corresponds to a strongly anharmonic local potential, shows evidence in some cases of coherent delocalization in double wells, and involves changes in zero point kinetic energy of… 

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