Title

Recent results on the connection between thermodynamics and dynamics in supercooled water

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Biophysical Chemistry

Volume

105

Abstract

We review recent results on the connection between thermodynamics and dynamics in a model for water. We verify the Adam–Gibbs relation between entropy and dynamic properties using computer simulations, which allow direct access to the relevant properties. We combine experimental measurements of entropy with the Adam–Gibbs hypothesis to predict dynamic properties in deeply supercooled states, which are difficult to access experimentally. We find evidence suggesting that the glass transition temperature of water may be significantly higher than previously reported, but is still consistent with recent measurements. Finally, we discuss the hypothesis that the dynamical behavior of deeply supercooled water undergoes a crossover from ‘fragile’ to ‘strong’ behavior. 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.