We investigate a LiCl:6D2O water solution in the deep undercooled regime as a function of pressure by neutron diffraction, small angle neutron scattering, and molecular dynamics simulations. We probe the structure of the undercooled liquid and the existence of density fluctuations in the system along isotherms just above the observed first-order-like polymorphic transition in the solid between a high density amorphous (s-HDA) and a very high density amorphous (s-VHDA) form [L. E. Bove et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 125701 (2011)]. We observe a continuous pressure evolution of the structure factor of the liquid and the absence of density fluctuations when crossing the continuation line of the s-HDA and s-VHDA boundary. These results indicate that no liquid-liquid transition is observed in the system in correspondence with the solid polyamorphism.
On the link between polyamorphism and liquid-liquid transition: The case of salty water
Livia E. Bove, Fabio Pietrucci, A. Marco Saitta, Stefan Klotz, José Teixeira; On the link between polyamorphism and liquid-liquid transition: The case of salty water. J. Chem. Phys. 28 July 2019; 151 (4): 044503. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5100959
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