Evidence for solitons in hydrogen-bonded systems

Eric S. Nylund, George P. Tsironis

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Langevin-type finite-temperature simulations show that soliton mobility in hydrogen-bonded chains is a nonmonotonic function of temperature. In the temperature range of 170240 K, soliton mobility initially increases, reaches a maximum at approximately 190 K, subsequently decreases to a minimum at approximately 210 K, and then increases again. This behavior is in qualitative agreement with experimental data for ice crystals in the same temperature range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1886-1889
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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