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Title: Water: The Strangest Liquid

Abstract

Water, H2O, is familiar to everyone - it shapes our bodies and our planet. But despite its abundance, water has remained a mystery, exhibiting many strange properties that are still not understood. Why does the liquid have an unusually large capacity to store heat? And why is it denser than ice? Now, using the intense X-ray beams from particle accelerators, investigations into water are leading to fundamental discoveries about the structure and arrangement of water molecules. This lecture will elucidate the many mysteries of water and discuss current studies that are revolutionizing the way we see and understand one of the most fundamental substances of life.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014087
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on February 24, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ABUNDANCE; ACCELERATORS; CAPACITY; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; WATER; SLAC; SSRL; H2O; PROPERTIES OF WATER; BOND ENERGY; DENSITY

Citation Formats

Nilsson, Anders. Water: The Strangest Liquid. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Nilsson, Anders. Water: The Strangest Liquid. United States.
Nilsson, Anders. Tue . "Water: The Strangest Liquid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014087.
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abstractNote = {Water, H2O, is familiar to everyone - it shapes our bodies and our planet. But despite its abundance, water has remained a mystery, exhibiting many strange properties that are still not understood. Why does the liquid have an unusually large capacity to store heat? And why is it denser than ice? Now, using the intense X-ray beams from particle accelerators, investigations into water are leading to fundamental discoveries about the structure and arrangement of water molecules. This lecture will elucidate the many mysteries of water and discuss current studies that are revolutionizing the way we see and understand one of the most fundamental substances of life.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
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