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Effect of Sodium Chloride on Internal Quasi-Liquid Layers in Ice I-h

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Ribeiro, Ingrid de Almeida [1] ; de Aguiar Veiga, Roberto Gomes [2] ; de Koning, Maurice [1, 3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, UNICAMP, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Engn Modelagem & Ciencias Sociais Aplicadas, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Comp Engn & Sci, UNICAMP, BR-13083861 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 125, n. 33, p. 18526-18535, AUG 26 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

We consider the effect of sodium chloride on the properties of internal interfaces in ice I-h. For this purpose, we employ molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the role of sodium and chloride ions in the properties of grain boundaries (GB), which are the interfacial regions separating adjacent crystal grains with different orientations. The results show that the presence of the ions significantly affects both the structural and dynamical characteristics of the disordered layers at the GB regions. Compared to pristine ice samples, in addition to reducing the degree of water structure, the ions enhance the mobility of the water molecules in the GB region. Even so, the briny GB regions display quasi-liquid behavior in that both the molecular and the ionic diffusivities are substantially lower than in the corresponding bulk liquid solutions at the same conditions of temperature, pressure, and salinity. Finally, the presence of sodium chloride in the GB regions is found to facilitate the GB sliding process, which is consistent with experimental insight. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/23891-6 - Computer modeling of condensed matter
Grantee:Alex Antonelli
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
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