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dc.contributor.authorSosso, Gabriele C
dc.contributor.authorSudera, Prerna
dc.contributor.authorBackes, Anna T
dc.contributor.authorWhale, Thomas F
dc.contributor.authorFröhlich-Nowoisky, Janine
dc.contributor.authorBonn, Mischa
dc.contributor.authorMichaelides, Angelos
dc.contributor.authorBackus, Ellen HG
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-14T23:30:38Z
dc.date.available2022-04-14T23:30:38Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-04
dc.identifier.issn2041-6520
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336116
dc.description.abstractThe freezing of water into ice is a key process that is still not fully understood. It generally requires an impurity of some description to initiate the heterogeneous nucleation of the ice crystals. The molecular structure, as well as the extent of structural order within the impurity in question, both play an essential role in determining its effectiveness. However, disentangling these two contributions is a challenge for both experiments and simulations. In this work, we have systematically investigated the ice-nucleating ability of the very same compound, cholesterol, from the crystalline (and thus ordered) form to disordered self-assembled monolayers. Leveraging a combination of experiments and simulations, we identify a "sweet spot" in terms of the surface coverage of the monolayers, whereby cholesterol maximises its ability to nucleate ice (which remains inferior to that of crystalline cholesterol) by enhancing the structural order of the interfacial water molecules. These findings have practical implications for the rational design of synthetic ice-nucleating agents.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
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dc.titleThe role of structural order in heterogeneous ice nucleation.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Chemistry
dc.date.updated2022-04-13T17:11:55Z
prism.publicationNameChem Sci
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.83541
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-04-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1039/d1sc06338c
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidSosso, Gabriele C [0000-0002-6156-7399]
dc.contributor.orcidBackes, Anna T [0000-0002-2163-8973]
dc.contributor.orcidWhale, Thomas F [0000-0002-1062-2685]
dc.contributor.orcidFröhlich-Nowoisky, Janine [0000-0002-1278-0054]
dc.contributor.orcidBonn, Mischa [0000-0001-6851-8453]
dc.contributor.orcidMichaelides, Angelos [0000-0002-9169-169X]
dc.contributor.orcidBackus, Ellen HG [0000-0002-6202-0280]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-6539
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2022
cam.orpheus.success2022-04-14 - Embargo set during processing via Fast-track
cam.depositDate2022-04-13
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rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-12-25


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