Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
27 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2023

Comparing the ice nucleation properties of the kaolin minerals kaolinite and halloysite

Kristian Klumpp, Claudia Marcolli, Ana Alonso-Hellweg, Christopher H. Dreimol, and Thomas Peter


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-489', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-489', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Kristian Klumpp on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Dec 2022) by Susannah Burrows
AR by Kristian Klumpp on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The prerequisites of a particle surface for efficient ice nucleation are still poorly understood. This study compares the ice nucleation activity of two chemically identical but morphologically different minerals (kaolinite and halloysite). We observe, on average, not only higher ice nucleation activities for halloysite than kaolinite but also higher diversity between individual samples. We identify the particle edges as being the most likely site for ice nucleation.
Final-revised paper