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Hydrolysis of the amorphous silica surface. II. Calculation of activation barriers and mechanisms
journal contributionposted on 2000-11-22, 00:00 authored by Tiffany WalshTiffany Walsh, M Wilson, A P Sutton
The dry, amorphous, hydrophilic SiO 2 surface is analyzed using cluster models. The reactivity of generic defect sites on the surface is analyzed with respect to water. The local network rearrangement that accompanies hydrolysis at these sites are studied.