Oxygen kinetic energy and momentum distribution in light and heavy water across the triple point


Nuclear quantum effects in water arise from the noncommutative character of momentum and position, which in turn is related to the potential energy surface onto which the atoms move. These effects are mostly prominent on the hydrogen atoms, due to their low mass. However, theory predicts a considerable quantum excess in kinetic energy for oxygen atoms in ice at 269 K, i.e. 21 meV above the classical value of 35 meV. Do these effects originate from oxygen-atom localisation of the oxygen atoms (water centre of mass) that occurs in the solid as compared to the liquid? A DINS experiment optimised for the measurement of oxygen for heavy and light water across the melting point is proposed to test the above predictions. The primary aim is to elucidate the role played in water by the local environment and ultrafast dynamics of the oxygen atom

DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.24088293
Metadata Access https://icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk/oaipmh/request?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk:inv/24088293
Creator Dr Mark Adams; Professor Carla Andreani; Professor Roberto Senesi; Dr Claudia Pantalei; Dr Giovanni Romanelli; Miss Federica Scornavacca
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2015
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Contact isisdata(at)stfc.ac.uk
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-12-09T08:46:50Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-02-23T07:12:27Z