New study unveils how water dynamics slow down at low temperatures

A new study explores why water slows down at low temperatures. Researchers found that in supercooled water, dynamic slowdown occurs due to the displacement of the fourth-nearest oxygen atom competing with the jump motion of water molecules. This dynamic disorder increases as temperature decreases, leading to intermittent and slow molecular movements. The findings enhance the understanding of supercooled water and the glass transition in liquids, with implications for various scientific fields.

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