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Materials 2014, 7(12), 7653-7661; doi:10.3390/ma7127653

Distinct Properties of Nanofibrous Amorphous Ice

Chinese Academy of Science Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Jinzhai Road 96, Hefei 230026, Anhui, China
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Received: 15 September 2014 / Revised: 1 November 2014 / Accepted: 18 November 2014 / Published: 26 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
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Abstract

We make glassy water in the form of nanofibers by electrospraying liquid water into a hyperquenching chamber. It is measured with means of differential scanning calorimetry, wide angle X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. It is found that two apparent glass transitions at Tg1 = 136 K and Tg2 = 228 K are detected and non-crystallized water is observed at temperatures up to 228 K. This finding may expand the research objects for liquid water at low temperatures. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofibrous ice; amorphous ice; glass transition nanofibrous ice; amorphous ice; glass transition
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Cai, F.; Xu, C.; Zheng, J. Distinct Properties of Nanofibrous Amorphous Ice. Materials 2014, 7, 7653-7661.

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