The Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Ice

Vasily Artemov

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The physicochemical distinction between ice and water determines processes of various scales from the adaptation of living organisms to the formation of planets. The electrodynamic properties are not an exclusion: despite the fact that only two types of atoms (oxygen and hydrogen) are involved in the ice and water structures, their dielectric responses are quite different. This chapter focuses on the dielectric properties of ice over a wide frequency range, which are compared to that of water. The similarities between ice and water are discussed within a universal microscopic mechanism of their dielectric response that is suitable for both thermodynamic forms of water. The new approach allows one to model the spectra from DC to the terahertz region on the same footing and provides new insights into our understanding of the molecular dynamics in ice and water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
ISSN (Print)0172-6218


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