"Polywater": Evidence from Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA) of a Complex Salt Mixture

R. E. Davis, D. L. Rousseau, R. D. Board

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Abstract

The ESCA spectra of "polywater" show that this anomalous, highdensity, viscous, nonvolatile material contains high concentrations of sodium, potassium, sulfate, chloride, nitrate, borates, silicates, and carbon-oxygen compounds with trace amounts of other impurities but very little water. On the basis of this evidence, in conjunction with reported spectroscopic and analytical experiments, it is very unlikely that a polymerized form of water has been discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume171
Issue number3967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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