Universal Journal of Physics and Application Vol. 9(3), pp. 157 - 167
DOI: 10.13189/ujpa.2015.090303
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New Spin Isomers of Water Molecule

V. K. Konyukhov *
A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Street 38, 119991 Moscow, Russia


It is proposed the new model of interplay of water molecule with solid surface, where molecules get new physical properties the result of which one can see, for example, in the fall of vapor pressure of 1/3 compared to its original value. The water molecule loses two of three translation degrees of freedom, it loses also the full rotational spectrum but obtains mixed spin states instead of the pure original spin state which is provided by two protons inside the molecule. By taking into account the significant change in properties of molecules one can assert that the new spin isomers may exist under the certain environmental conditions. The predictions of the model are compared with experimental data within two adsorption models, one of which corresponds to the conventional case which suggests of keeping molecules on surface, and another case where molecules are found in gas. Two forms of the interpretation of experimental data give good results. The mathematical constructions of the Hopf map and of the geometric algebras are used during the creation of molecular models.

Ortho-water, Para-water, Adsorption on Solid Surfaces, Hopf Map

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V. K. Konyukhov . "New Spin Isomers of Water Molecule." Universal Journal of Physics and Application 9.3 (2015) 157 - 167. doi: 10.13189/ujpa.2015.090303.