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Phys Rev Lett. 2002 Feb 11;88(6):066102. Epub 2002 Jan 25.

Intermolecular bond length of ice on Ag(111).

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Institut für Experimentalphysik, FB Physik, FU Berlin, Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin, Germany.


Water adsorbed in submonolayer coverage on Ag(111) at 70 K forms hydrogen-bonded networks. High resolution images in combination with calculation reveal that single protrusions represent a cyclic water hexamer with the intermolecular bond stretched to the silver lattice constant of 0.29 nm. Scanning tunneling spectroscopy indicates that the bond length within the two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded water layer is shortened. The spectra contain further information about the vibrational modes of water molecules.

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