Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
19 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 19 Feb 2021

Exploratory experiments on pre-activated freezing nucleation on mercuric iodide

Gabor Vali


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AR by Mario Ebel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2021)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2021) by Hinrich Grothe
AR by Gabor Vali on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The freezing of water drops in clouds is a prime example for the role of ice-nucleating particles (INPs). Mercuric iodide particles and a few other substances can be conditioned to become very effective INPs after previous ice formation and moderate heating to melt temperatures, opening a new pathway to ice formation in the atmosphere and in other systems like tissue preservation, artificial snow making, and more.
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