Thermodynamics: Highs and lows in the density of water

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Water contracts when it is cooled but, unlike other liquids, it then starts to expand at temperatures a few degrees above the melting point of ice. However, a new experimental study suggests that normal behaviour returns if the water is supercooled to low enough temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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