Water in Confining Geometries (Springer Series in Cluster Physics)
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From the Back Cover Written by leading experts in this field, this book gives a wide-ranging and coherent treatment of water in confining geometries. Emphasis is on systems for which the extent of water is limited so that the surface/interface of the water may be critical to the properties of the system. The main sections include: theoretical studies of intermolecular interactions; neutral and ionic water clusters; solid and liquid water surfaces and interfaces; amorphous ice layers; ice and water particles; water in bio-systems; and atmospheric water. This includes water in clusters, particles, films, and at surfaces and interfaces
The chapter by Tao The chapter by FM Tao is very good. It examines a number of interesting phenomena that occur with only a few water molecules, including remarkable gas - to - dissolved solid transitions that occur in the atmosphere, and are a key element in aerosol formation in the atmosphere, which has been implicated as a major factor . "A must-read for physical chemists" according to David Zalewski. For example, read the FM Tao chapter for an excellent discussion on the solvent effect of individual water molecules, which paradoxically can cause gas-to-solid conversions in the atmosphere, resulting in aerosol (fine particle) pollution, which is an invisible human health threat worldwide, but especially in the US.
It compiles and relates interdisciplinary work on this hot topic of research important in many areas of science and technology.. Written by leading experts in the field, this book gives a wide-ranging and coherent treatment of water in confining geometries