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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.accessioned2022-07-04T01:02:25Z
dc.date.available2022-07-04T01:02:25Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-04
dc.identifier.issn2041-6520
dc.identifier.otherPMC9067566
dc.identifier.other35655890
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338722
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.languageeng
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 2041-6539
dc.sourcenlmid: 101545951
dc.titleThe role of structural order in heterogeneous ice nucleation.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-07-04T01:02:24Z
prism.endingPage5026
prism.issueIdentifier17
prism.publicationNameChem Sci
prism.startingPage5014
prism.volume13
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.86135
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-04-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1039/d1sc06338c
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (616121)
cam.issuedOnline2022-04-08


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