Homeopathy 2007; 96(03): 183-188
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2007.03.007
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Long term structural effects in water: autothixotropy of water and its hysteresis

Bohumil Vybíral
Pavel Voráček

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Received14. März 2007

accepted27. März 2007

13. Dezember 2017 (online)

We discovered a previously unknown phenomenon in liquid water, which develops over time when water is left to stand undisturbed, and which made precise gravimetric measurement impossible. We term this property autothixotropy (weak gel-like behaviour developing spontaneously over time) and propose a possible explanation.

The results of quantitative measurements, performed by two different methods, are presented. We also report the newly discovered phenomenon of autothixotropy-hysteresis and describe the dependence of autothixotropy on the degree of molecular translative freedom. A very important conclusion is that the presence of very low concentration of salt ions, these phenomena do not occur in deionized water. Salt ions may be the determinative condition for the occurrence of the phenomena.

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