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Recent advances on “ordered water monolayer that does not completely wet water” at room temperature

  • ChunLei Wang
  • YiZhou Yang
  • HaiPing FangEmail author
Review Special Topic: Water Science

Abstract

The molecular scales behavior of interfacial water at the solid/liquid interfaces is of a fundamental significance in a diverse set of technical and scientific contexts, ranging from the efficiency of oil mining to the activity of biological molecules. Recently, it has become recognized that, both the physical interactions and the surface morphology have significant impact on the behavior of interfacial water, including the water structures as well as the wetting properties of the surface. In this review, we summarize some of recent advances in the atom-level pictures of the interfacial water, which exhibits the ordered character on various solid surfaces at room or cryogenic temperature. Special focus has been devoted to the wetting phenomenon of “ordered water monolayer that does not completely wet water” and the underlying mechanism on model and some real solid surfaces at room temperature. The possible applications of this phenomenon are also discussed.

Keywords

ordered water monolayer hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity molecular dynamics simulation hydrogen bond room temperature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Interfacial Water and Key Laboratory of Interfacial Physics and Technology, Shanghai Institute of Applied PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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