We perform molecular dynamics simulations with the TIP4P/Ice water model to characterize the relationship between dynamics and thermodynamics of liquid water in the supercooled region. We calculate the relevant properties of the phase diagram, and we find that TIP4P/Ice presents a retracing line of density maxima, similar to what was previously found for atomistic water models and models of other tetrahedral liquids. For this model, a liquid-liquid critical point between a high-density liquid and a low-density liquid was recently found. We compute the lines of the maxima of isothermal compressibility and the minima of the coefficient of thermal expansion in the one phase region, and we show that these lines point to the liquid-liquid critical point while collapsing on the Widom line. This line is the line of the maxima of correlation length that emanates from a second order critical point in the one phase region. Supercooled water was found to follow mode coupling theory and to undergo a transition from a fragile to a strong behavior right at the crossing of the Widom line. We find here that this phenomenology also happens for TIP4P/Ice. Our results appear, therefore, to be a general characteristic of supercooled water, which does not depend on the interaction potential used, and they reinforce the idea that the dynamical crossover from a region where the relaxation mechanism is dominated by cage relaxation to a region where cages are frozen and hopping dominates is correlated in water to a phase transition between a high-density liquid and a low-density liquid.

Lupi, L., Vazquez Ramirez, B., & Gallo, P. (2021). Dynamical crossover and its connection to the Widom line in supercooled TIP4P/Ice water. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 155(5), 054502 [10.1063/5.0059190].

Dynamical crossover and its connection to the Widom line in supercooled TIP4P/Ice water

Lupi L.;Vazquez Ramirez B.;Gallo P.
2021

Abstract

We perform molecular dynamics simulations with the TIP4P/Ice water model to characterize the relationship between dynamics and thermodynamics of liquid water in the supercooled region. We calculate the relevant properties of the phase diagram, and we find that TIP4P/Ice presents a retracing line of density maxima, similar to what was previously found for atomistic water models and models of other tetrahedral liquids. For this model, a liquid-liquid critical point between a high-density liquid and a low-density liquid was recently found. We compute the lines of the maxima of isothermal compressibility and the minima of the coefficient of thermal expansion in the one phase region, and we show that these lines point to the liquid-liquid critical point while collapsing on the Widom line. This line is the line of the maxima of correlation length that emanates from a second order critical point in the one phase region. Supercooled water was found to follow mode coupling theory and to undergo a transition from a fragile to a strong behavior right at the crossing of the Widom line. We find here that this phenomenology also happens for TIP4P/Ice. Our results appear, therefore, to be a general characteristic of supercooled water, which does not depend on the interaction potential used, and they reinforce the idea that the dynamical crossover from a region where the relaxation mechanism is dominated by cage relaxation to a region where cages are frozen and hopping dominates is correlated in water to a phase transition between a high-density liquid and a low-density liquid.
Lupi, L., Vazquez Ramirez, B., & Gallo, P. (2021). Dynamical crossover and its connection to the Widom line in supercooled TIP4P/Ice water. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 155(5), 054502 [10.1063/5.0059190].
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