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Water's wafer-thin surface

A combination of vibrational spectroscopy and molecular calculations reveals that only the surface layer of water at the interface with air has a distinctly different structure from the bulk liquid. See Letter p.192

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Figure 1: Structure of the interface between liquid water and air.


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