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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 24, Number 8
BKCSDE 24(8)
August 20, 2003 

 
Title
Is Liquid Water a Hot Quantum Fluid? Anomalies of Water in Thin Liquid Films and in Biological Systems
Author
Byoung Jip Yoon
Keywords
Water, Hot quantum fluid, Thin liquid film, Anomalies of water, Toxicity of heavy water
Abstract
The anomalies that appear at every multiple of 15 oC in the viscosity of a thin liquid film of water and of water near solid interfaces are explained in this paper by comparing the thermal wavelength and molecular free volume of water, and quantum numbers are found. The possibility that these anomalies are related to the preferred and/or lethal temperatures of organisms is considered. The toxicity of heavy water (D2O) can also be explained with this approach.
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