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Effect of solutes on the heterogeneous nucleation temperature of supercooled water:an experimental determination

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Wilson, PW and Haymet, ADJ, Effect of solutes on the heterogeneous nucleation temperature of supercooled water:an experimental determination, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11, (15) pp. 2679-2682. ISSN 1463-9076 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1039/b817585c

Abstract

We investigate the effect of solute concentration on the heterogeneous ice nucleation temperature (Thet) of aqueous solutions of both NaCl and d-glucose. An automatic lag time apparatus (ALTA) technique allows the dependence of Thet on solute concentration to be determined with statistical significance. Our results point to the solute-induced lowering of Thet being a factor of two times the equivalent melting point depression at any fixed concentration, the same factor reported for homogeneous nucleation experiments with small molecular weight solutes. © 2009 the Owner Societies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Condensed Matter Physics
Research Field:Soft Condensed Matter
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Wilson, PW (Professor Peter Wilson)
ID Code:92610
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2014-06-24
Last Modified:2014-06-24
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