Picosecond Melting of Ice by an Infrared Laser Pulse
2008 (English)In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, Vol. 47, no 8, 1417-1420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cold as ice: Molecular dynamics simulation provides snapshots of a melting ice crystal (see picture). The laser pulse heats up the system, and the energy is absorbed in the OH bonds. After a few picoseconds, the energy is transferred to rotational and translational energy, causing the crystal to melt. The melting starts as a nucleation process, and even long after the first melting is initialized, pockets of crystalline structures can be found.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 47, no 8, 1417-1420 p.
Computer Simulation, Crystallization, Ice, Infrared Rays, Kinetics, Lasers, Models; Molecular, Molecular Conformation, Phase Transition/*radiation effects, Temperature, Time Factors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95962DOI: 10.1002/anie.200703987ISI: 000253345700010PubMedID: 18176920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95962DiVA: diva2:170356