Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Research article
04 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2021

Comparative study on immersion freezing utilizing single-droplet levitation methods

Miklós Szakáll, Michael Debertshäuser, Christian Philipp Lackner, Amelie Mayer, Oliver Eppers, Karoline Diehl, Alexander Theis, Subir Kumar Mitra, and Stephan Borrmann


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jan 2021) by Daniel Knopf
AR by Miklós Szakáll on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jan 2021) by Daniel Knopf
Short summary
The freezing of cloud drops is promoted by ice-nucleating particles immersed in the drops. This process is essential to understand ice and subsequent precipitation formation in clouds. We investigated the efficiency of several particle types to trigger immersion freezing with two single-drop levitation techniques: a wind tunnel and an acoustic levitator. The evaluation accounted for different conditions during our two series of experiments, which is also applicable to future comparison studies.
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