Influence of Methyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Monomer on the Habit of Ice Crystals Grown from the Vapor

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  • 1 Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno
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Abstract

Ice crystals grow from the vapor in the presence of Eastman9 10 cement (containing methyl 2-cyanoacrylate monomer) in the form of fine fibres a few microns in diameter, in the c axis direction of the nucleating crystal. A previous suggestion that similar fibers observed using this material for the replication process occur undernatural conditions and are a source of atmospheric ice crystals appears unlikely.

Abstract

Ice crystals grow from the vapor in the presence of Eastman9 10 cement (containing methyl 2-cyanoacrylate monomer) in the form of fine fibres a few microns in diameter, in the c axis direction of the nucleating crystal. A previous suggestion that similar fibers observed using this material for the replication process occur undernatural conditions and are a source of atmospheric ice crystals appears unlikely.

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