Researchers have gained new insights into how water molecules interact. For the first time, they were able to completely observe all of the movements between the water molecules, known as intermolecular vibrations. A certain movement of individual water molecules against each other, called hindered rotations, is particularly important. Among other things, the findings help to better determine the intermolecular energy landscape between water molecules and thus to better understand the strange properties of water.
- Angewandte Chemie International Edition
- German Research Foundation, NASA