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Introduction

  • Christina Maria TonauerEmail author
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Abstract

Being vital for all known forms of life on Earth, the significance of water has manifested in all cultural fields, e. g., philosophy, religion, art, music, and obviously, science. The origins of water’s modern scientific exploration date back to the 17th century [1]. At that time Kepler recognised the perfect sixfold symmetry of snowflakes to be a result of the microscopic structure of the constituent particles [2–4].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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