Interplay of vitrification and ice formation in a cryoprotectant aqueous solution at low temperature

  title={Interplay of vitrification and ice formation in a cryoprotectant aqueous solution at low temperature},
  author={Christiane Alba-Simionesco and Patrick Judeinstein and St{\'e}phane Longeville and Oriana Osta and Florence Porcher and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Caupin and Gilles Tarjus},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
Significance Studying water crystallization at low temperature and the lower limit of ice formation is crucial both for a fundamental understanding of water and for practical reasons such as cryopreservation. By taking advantage of the polarized neutron scattering technique and by considering a nanosegregated water–glycerol solution, we are able to characterize the key parameters of ice formation at temperatures near and below the calorimetric glass transition of the solution and provide a… 


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