Neutron diffraction studies of water in meso- and micro-pores
Source: Molecular Physics, Volume 48, Number 5, 10 April 1983 , pp. 1031-1051(21)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Neutron diffraction studies have been made for D 2 O water in two high surface area silica samples, Spherisorb and Gasil. The results show that the structural arrangement is similar to that of bulk water and that the modification due to the interface is restricted to a range of the order of 10 Å or less. Measurements also indicate that the dispersed water undergoes significant structural changes with temperature variation but the behaviour is similar to that of the bulk liquid. The differences observed in the diffraction patterns can be partially described in terms of diffraction broadening due to the small volume of the dispersed water, but there remains a significant variation which appears to be related to the hydrogen bonding interactions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 10, 1983