Amorphization Mechanism of Ice was Clarified by an International Experimental and Theoretical Team


  The amorphization mechanism in ice Ih has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically by International Research Group, including Argonne National Laboratory, USA. We use computer simulations to show that the amorphization mechanism in ice Ih changes from thermodynamic melting to mechanical melting at lower temperatures. The result was published in Nature (Vol.400, (1999) pp. 674-649) and the Japan Industrial Journal (August 19, 1999).
Prof. Kawazoe group(Materials Design by Computer Simulation)