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Crystal-clear transition

Liquid–liquid phase separation is counted among the peculiar phenomena attributed to pure water, but rapid crystallization has rendered its existence hard to prove. Evidence of a 'naked' liquid–liquid transition in a system unencumbered by crystallization encourages us to keep searching.

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Figure 1: The phase diagram including the 'naked' liquid–liquid transition.


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Starr, F. Crystal-clear transition. Nature Phys 10, 628–629 (2014).

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