Effect of Sunlight on Liquid Structure of Water
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As an extension of an X-ray diffraction study of infrared (IR) effects on liquid water, the water was exposed to sunlight. A peak at $s'=\sin\theta/\lambda=1.6$ nm-1, which is a characteristic of liquid water, showed a similar change as in a previous study. In addition to this, exposure for 30 min to 1 h gave rise to a definite solidlike peak of X-ray diffraction at $s'=0.7$ nm-1. The radial distribution function analyses along with the solidlike peak lead us to conclude that a clathrate-like ordering was induced with sunlight.
- Jpn J Appl Phys
Jpn J Appl Phys 46(1), 333-335, 2007-01-15
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