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Two Liquid Phases of Water

Density vs. crystalline order parameter.

Computer simulations can be used to explore what happens to water as it is cooled to temperatures below freezing. A recent study found that the supercooled liquid separates into two liquids with different densities, as shown in the contour diagram of the free energy above. The stable crystal basin is to the right (blue color).

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