Insights into Phases of Liquid Water from Study of Its Unusual Glass-Forming Properties

@article{Angell2008InsightsIP,
  title={Insights into Phases of Liquid Water from Study of Its Unusual Glass-Forming Properties},
  author={C. Austen Angell},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={582 - 587}
}
  • C. Angell
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
The vitrification of pure water is compared with that of molecular solutions rich in water, and gross differences are noted. Thermodynamic reasoning and direct observations on noncrystallizing nanoconfined water indicate that the glass transition in ambient-pressure water is qualitatively distinct from that found in the usual molecular liquids. It belongs instead to the order-disorder class of transition seen in molecular and ionic crystalline materials. The distinctive “folding funnel” energy… 
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