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Water covers almost all solid surfaces under ambient conditions. From heterogenous ice nucleation on aerosol particles to waste water treatment, interfacial water is of crucial importance to an endless list of problems in the physical and chemical sciences. A prerequisite to understand these varied phenomena is the seemingly simple task of establishing what the water overlayer structure is. However, characterizing water overlayer structures is a challenging task and despite thousands of publications on the chemical physics of water at interfaces only a handful of determinations have been accomplished to date.

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Strain Relief during Ice Growth on a Hexagonal Template.
N Gerrard, C Gattinoni, F McBride, A Michaelides, A Hodgson – J Am Chem Soc (2019) 141, 8599
Water-Ice Analogues of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Water Nanoclusters on Cu(111).
ML Liriano, C Gattinoni, EA Lewis, CJ Murphy, ECH Sykes, A Michaelides – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2017) 139, 6403