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Hydrophobic hydration in stretched water

Background :

When a noble gas is inserted into a stretched water (reduced density) configuration, it has nearly the same effect as when inserted into water at normal density. However, in stretched water, the ``holes'' in water are larger and the stabilizing effect of the noble gas is greater than at normal density.

Start with the NVT ensemble, fix the temperature at 298 K and the density at . Insert a noble gas and now slowly decrease the density in increments of .

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