Effect of Sunlight on Liquid Structure of Water
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.
- Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes
Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes 46(1), 333-335, 2007-01-15
Published by the Japan Society of Applied Physics through the Institute of Pure and Applied Physics