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Pollack Effect & Some Anomalies of Water

Matti Pitkänen


In the Pollack effect (PE) negatively charged exclusion zones (EZs) are induced at the boundary between the gel phase and water by an energy feed such as IR radiation. Pollack has introduced the notion of fourth phase of water, which obeys effective stoichiometry H1.5O and consists of hexagonal layers having therefore an ice-like structure. EZs e are able to clean up impurities from their interior, which seems to be in conflict with the second law of thermodynamics. I have collected in this article examples of hydrodynamic anomalies, which might have an explanation in terms of the Pollack effect.

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