Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17119–17141, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17119-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17119–17141, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17119-2018

Research article 04 Dec 2018

Research article | 04 Dec 2018

On the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of immersion ice nucleation

Donifan Barahona

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AR by Donifan Barahona on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (30 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Sep 2018) by Martina Krämer
AR by Donifan Barahona on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Oct 2018) by Martina Krämer
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This work develops a model for ice formation mediated by particles immersed within droplets. Ice nucleation is not only enhanced by the modification of the thermodynamic properties of the vicinal water but is also inhibited by decreased water mobility near the particle. The ice nucleation rate is thus determined by competing kinetic and thermodynamic factors during ice formation. A new regime where ice nucleation is mediated mainly by kinetics instead of thermodynamics is discovered.
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