Freezing behavior of water in small pores and the possible role in the freezing of plant tissues.

@article{Ashworth1984FreezingBO,
  title={Freezing behavior of water in small pores and the possible role in the freezing of plant tissues.},
  author={Edward N. Ashworth and Fred B. Abeles},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={201-4}
}
Two model systems were used to study the freezing of water in small diameter pores. Water in pores having a diameter of less than 100 nanometers froze at lower temperatures than bulk water. Data obtained with a range of pore sizes were consistent with predicted values based on equations developed by Mazur (1965 Ann NY Acad Sci 125: 658-676), and Homshaw (1980 J Soil Sci 31: 399-414). The addition of solutes lowered the freezing point of water in small pores. We propose that the freezing… CONTINUE READING

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