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Thermodynamic Anomalies in Network-Forming Materials

Abstract:

The density maximum observed in water at 4oC at ambient pressure is perhaps the most famous of the thermodynamic anomalies. However, anomalous behaviour in liquids is more widespread, spanning not only water, but systems such as silicon, germanium, silica and beryllium fluoride. A link between these systems is the dominance of local tetrahedral geometries. It is widely believed that the existence of a liquid-liquid critical point is the source of the anomalous behaviour in water. However, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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University of Oxford
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Name:
EPSRC
Funding agency for:
Fijan, D
Grant:
EP/L015722/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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uuid:f971c032-9600-4fc3-8ffe-5d1540b10feb
Deposit date:
2019-01-14

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