Ice Nucleation by Miersite

Richard E. Passarelli Jr. State University of New York at Albany 12222

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Abstract

Miersite, a naturally occurring solid solution of silver iodide and cuprous iodide, can nucleate ice in supercooled water at −1.42C. The excellent ice nucleation properties of miersite can be attributed to the fact that the miersite lattice is only 0.28% larger than the ice lattice.

Abstract

Miersite, a naturally occurring solid solution of silver iodide and cuprous iodide, can nucleate ice in supercooled water at −1.42C. The excellent ice nucleation properties of miersite can be attributed to the fact that the miersite lattice is only 0.28% larger than the ice lattice.

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