Ice or water: thermal properties of monolayer water adsorbed on a substrate

J Cheh and Y Gao and CL Wang and H Zhao and HP Fang, JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT, UNSP P06009 (2013).

DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2013/06/P06009

Adsorbed water molecules on an ionic surface may exhibit an ordered monolayer on the surface. The ordered structure gives it many unique properties that are distinct from either liquid water or ice. We use molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the thermal properties of monolayer water, and find that its thermal conductivity is more similar to ice than to liquid water. The dependence of the thermal conductivity on the charge on the substrate and the temperature are studied. This study explores the density distribution of the water molecules to explain the dependence relations, and examines the effect of bulk water on the structure and thermal properties of monolayer water. Furthermore, kinetic energy transportation in monolayer water is studied.

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