Quantum tunnelling for ice water protons

4 Mar 2016

Quantum tunnelling allows a change in the protons’ configuration. Hydrogen protons (white sphere) can hop, so that long (hydrogen) and short (covalent) bonds between hydrogen and oxygen are interchanged within the hexagonal water ice. 

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