Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

A sample of beryl and an illustration that shows the strange shape water molecules take when found in the mineral’s cage-like channels (Credit: ORNL/Jeff Scovil). You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it’s put […]


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Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

Mon, 04/20/2015 – 12:08pm National Physical Laboratory The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water’s liquid surface. The liquid-vapour interface of water is one of the most common of all heterogeneous […]