Author(s) Soininen, A.J.; Appavou, M.S.; Frykstrand, S.; Welch, K.; Khaneft, M.; Kriele, A.; Bellissent-Funel, M.C.; Strømme, M.; Wuttke, J.
Journal J Chem Phys
Date Published 2016 Dec 21

We have measured the dynamics of water confined in a porous magnesium carbonate material, Upsalite®, using the high-resolution neutron backscattering spectrometer SPHERES. We found quasielastic scattering that does not flatten out up to 360 K, which means that the dynamics of water are much slower than in other matrix materials. Specifically, a single Lorentzian line could be fitted to the quasielastic part of the acquired spectra between 220 and 360 K. This, accompanied by an elastic line from dynamically frozen water present at all experimental temperatures, even above the melting point, signaled a significant amount of bound or slow water.

DOI 10.1063/1.4971285
ISSN 1089-7690
Citation J Chem Phys. 2016;145(23):234503.

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