A study of the occurrence of supercooling of water

  title={A study of the occurrence of supercooling of water},
  author={Keinosuke Tan and W. Ho and J. I. Katz and Shuangjiu Feng},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
Supercooling of water can be easily studied with a simple apparatus suitable for the student laboratory. We describe such an apparatus and its capabilities. The parameters influencing supercooling include the initial water temperature, as well as the type and temperature of the chilling medium. We correlate the occurrence of supercooling with the ability of the chilling medium to promptly nucleate ice; if it nucleates promptly, the layer of ice crystals formed on the boundary will initiate… 
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