DANIEL KIVELSON LECTURE - James L. Skinner

When
Mon, Feb 6 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Where
2033 Young Hall
Speaker Prof. James L. Skinner
Hosted by
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
(310) 825-2005
Description

Title: Supercooled Water: Three-Body Interactions, IR Spectra in No Man’s Land, and the Liquid-Liquid Critical Point

Abstract: No man's land is the region in the metastable phase diagram of water where it is very difficult to do experiments on liquid water because of homogeneous nucleation to the crystal.   There are a number of estimates of the location in no man's land of the liquid-liquid critical point, if it exists.   We suggest that published IR absorption experiments on water droplets in no man's land can provide information about the correct location.   To this end, using our simulation model with explicit three-body interactions, we calculate theoretical IR spectra for liquid water over a wide range of temperatures and pressures, and use the results to argue that the temperature dependence of the experimental spectra is inconsistent with several of the estimated critical point locations, but consistent with others.

SEMINAR

Location: 2033 Young Hall

Time: 4:00 PM

RECEPTION

Location: 3037 Young Hall

Time: 5:15 PM

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