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Soft Matter and Biological Physics
Eur. Phys. J. E 9, 233-237 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10080-6

Water and its energy landscape

F. Sciortino1, E. La Nave1, A. Scala1, H.E. Stanley2 and F.W. Starr3

1  Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia and INFM Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
2  Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
3  Polymers Division and Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA


(Received 13 March 2002 / Published online: 23 December 2002)

We present an overview of the recent studies on the properties of the potential energy surface for a simple model of water. We emphasize the relations between PES properties and dynamics in supercooled states for the model and discuss possible future application of the PES studies.

61.43.Fs - Glasses.
64.70.Pf - Glass transitions.
66.10.Cb - Diffusion and thermal diffusion.

© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2002

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