Computer simulation of the 13 crystalline phases of ice

András Baranyai, Albert Bartók, Ariel A. Chialvo

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As a reference for follow-up studies toward more accurate model parametrizations, we performed molecular-dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations for all known crystalline phases of ice, as described by the simple point-charge/extended and TIP4P water models. We started from the measured structures, densities, and temperatures, and carried out classical canonical simulations for all these arrangements. All simulated samples were cooled down close to 0 K to facilitate the comparison with theoretical estimates. We determined configurational internal energies as well as pressures, and monitored how accurately the measured configurations were preserved during the simulations. While these two models predicted very similar thermophysical and structural properties for water at ambient conditions, the predicted features for the corresponding ice polymorphs may differ significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054502
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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