Collective Molecular Dynamics of a Floating Water Bridge

Emilio Del Giudice, Elmar Christof Fuchs, Giuseppe Vitiello

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When a high voltage is applied to pure water filling two beakers kept close to each other, a connection forms spontaneously, giving the impression of a floating water bridge. This phenomenon is of special interest, since it comprises a number of phenomena currently tackled in modern water science. The formation and the main properties of this floating water bridge are analyzed in the conceptual framework of quantum electrodynamics. The necessary conditions for the formation are investigated as well as the time evolution of the dynamics. The predictions are found in agreement with the observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-82
JournalWater (Seattle, Wash.)
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)
  • Theoretical
  • Experimental

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