Journal of Structural Chemistry

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 97–101 | Cite as

Nature of percolation phase transition in hydration water films around immersed bodies

  • L. I. Men’shikovEmail author
  • P. O. Fedichev


The phenomenological vector model of water is used to clarify the nature of the percolation phase transition in hydration water films around the surface of immersed bodies, which is found in molecular dynamic calculations. The transition is explained by the emergence of ordering in the directions of projections of water dipole moments on the body surface at the lower critical temperature, i.e. by the formation of ferroelectric water film. The evaluation of this temperature is given, which is consistent with numerical calculations.


polar liquid hydrophobic surface ferroelectric long-range order 


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  1. 1.Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

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