Molecular-dynamics results on water confined in a silica pore are reviewed and discussed in connection with experiments performed on water in Vycor and with studies of water in contact with proteins. The properties of confined water are studied as a function of both temperature and hydration level. The interaction of water in the film close to the substrate with the silica atoms induces a strong distortion of the hydrogen bond network. At high hydration levels a double dynamical regime is observed. At low hydration an anomalous diffusion is found upon supercooling with a transition from a Brownian to a non-Brownian regime on approaching the substrate in agreement with results found in studies of water in contact with globular proteins.

Rovere, M., Gallo, P. (2003). Effects of confinement on static and dynamical properties of water. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. E, SOFT MATTER, 12(1), 77-81 [10.1140/epje/i2003-10027-5].

Effects of confinement on static and dynamical properties of water

Rovere M;GALLO, PAOLA
2003-01-01

Abstract

Molecular-dynamics results on water confined in a silica pore are reviewed and discussed in connection with experiments performed on water in Vycor and with studies of water in contact with proteins. The properties of confined water are studied as a function of both temperature and hydration level. The interaction of water in the film close to the substrate with the silica atoms induces a strong distortion of the hydrogen bond network. At high hydration levels a double dynamical regime is observed. At low hydration an anomalous diffusion is found upon supercooling with a transition from a Brownian to a non-Brownian regime on approaching the substrate in agreement with results found in studies of water in contact with globular proteins.
Rovere, M., Gallo, P. (2003). Effects of confinement on static and dynamical properties of water. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. E, SOFT MATTER, 12(1), 77-81 [10.1140/epje/i2003-10027-5].
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