The role of contact angle and pore width on pore condensation and freezing
Robert O. David et al.
The Role of Contact Angle and Pore Width on Pore Condensation and FreezingRobert O. David, Jonas Fahrni, Claudia Marcolli, Fabian Mahrt, Dominik Brühwiler, and Zamin A. Kanji https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000420623
Ice crystal formation plays an important role in controlling the Earth's climate. However, the mechanisms responsible for ice formation in the atmosphere are still uncertain. Here we use surrogates for atmospherically relevant porous particles to determine the role of pore diameter and wettability on the ability of porous particles to nucleate ice in the atmosphere. Our results are consistent with the pore condensation and freeing mechanism.
Ice crystal formation plays an important role in controlling the Earth's climate. However, the...