Issue Date: July 23, 2012
New Details On Water Hexamer Structures
A quantum mechanical study has shed more light on the hexamer structures that make up the smallest drops of water—that is, the clusters with the fewest number of water molecules capable of holding a three-dimensional shape via hydrogen bonding (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja304528m). The hexamer is the prototypical system scientists use to understand the structure and dynamics of bulk . . .
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