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The Workman-Reynolds 'freezing potential': a new look at the inherent physical process


Haymet, ADJ and Wilson, PW, The Workman-Reynolds 'freezing potential': a new look at the inherent physical process, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 228 pp. 243-246. ISSN 0167-7322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2016.07.081


Recent published results and a re-analysis of existing measurements of the Workman–Reynolds Freezing Potential allow a redefinition the electric potential created when ice grows into a dilute salt solution. The entire process is largely determined by the solubility and diffusivity of the ion species being incorporated differentially into the ice lattice. This new look at the Workman–Reynolds effect shows that the voltage itself is of secondary interest, and rather it is the time to reach peak voltage, which is of paramount interest in the study of the mechanism.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Workman-Reynolds, freezing potential, physical process
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical chemistry
Research Field:Chemical thermodynamics and energetics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Wilson, PW (Professor Peter Wilson)
ID Code:121841
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2017-10-17
Last Modified:2022-08-27

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