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Nucleation from a supercooled binary mixture studied by crossed polarizers


Wilson, PW and Haymet, AD, Nucleation from a supercooled binary mixture studied by crossed polarizers, The journal of physical chemistry. A, 109, (50) pp. 11354-7. ISSN 1089-5639 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/jp052830a


Polarized light passing through a supercooled binary liquid mixture sample is analyzed during the moment of the nucleation of the crystal phase to determine whether the stable equilibrium crystal is nucleated, or whether a transient phase of different composition or broken-symmetry is formed. This experiment is performed for the particular case of heterogeneous nucleation of a supercooled clathrate-forming liquid mixture, tetrahydrofuran (THF)/water, compared with ice nucleating from pure supercooled water. The new experimental results are consistent with the hypothesis that the equilibrium clathrate hydrate crystal is nucleated directly, with no transient phase detected on the time scale of these experiments

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical chemistry
Research Field:Physical chemistry not elsewhere classified
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:99681
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2015-04-01
Last Modified:2015-04-01

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