Transient effects in ice nucleation of a water drop impacting onto a cold substrate.


The impact of water drops onto a solid surface at subfreezing temperatures has been experimentally studied. Drop nucleation has been observed using a high-speed video system. The statistics of nucleation allows the estimation of the average number of nucleation sites per unit area of the wetted part of the substrate. We have discovered that the nucleation… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.022805

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