Ultrafast superheating and melting of bulk ice

  title={Ultrafast superheating and melting of bulk ice},
  author={Hristo Iglev and Marcus Schmeisser and Konstantinos Simeonidis and A. Thaller and Alfred Laubereau},
The superheating of a solid to a temperature beyond its melting point, without the solid actually melting, is a well-known phenomenon. It occurs with many substances, particularly those that can readily be produced as high-quality crystals. In principle, ice should also be amenable to superheating. But the complex three-dimensional network of hydrogen bonds that holds water molecules together and gives rise to unusual solid and liquid properties strongly affects the melting behaviour of ice; in… 
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