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Non-Newtonian flow effects in supercooled water

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Ribeiro, Ingrid de Almeida [1] ; de Koning, Maurice [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Ctr Comp Engn & Sci, BR-13083861 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH; v. 2, n. 2 APR 6 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The viscosity of supercooled water has been a subject of intense study, in particular with respect to its temperature dependence. Much less is known, however, about the influence of dynamical effects on the viscosity in its supercooled state. Here we address this issue for the first time, using molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the shear-rate dependence of the viscosity of supercooled water as described by the TIP4P/Ice model. We show the existence of a distinct crossover from Newtonian to non-Newtonian behavior characterized by a power-law shear-thinning regime. The viscosity reduction is due to the decrease in the connectivity of the hydrogen-bond network. Moreover, the shear thinning intensifies as the degree of supercooling increases, whereas the crossover flow rate is approximately inversely proportional to the Newtonian viscosity. These results stimulate further investigation into possible fundamental relations between these nonequilibrium effects and the quasistatic Newtonian viscosity behavior of supercooled water. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Grantee:Munir Salomao Skaf
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 16/23891-6 - Computer modeling of condensed matter
Grantee:Alex Antonelli
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants