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Super Cooling Point Measuring Service

We use an ALTA (Automatic Lag Time Apparatus) device to cool and freeze your 200µl sample 400 times and then compare to a water sample run 400 times in the same tube. We then provide you with both data sets, the tube and full analysis of the exact super cooling point (SCP) range of your sample.

Image: Henaghan, A.F., P. W. Wilson, and A. D. J. Haymet. 2002. Statistics of heterogeneous nucleation of supercooled water, and the effect of an added catalyst. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99. 9631-9634

Price from $800 USD (academic discount applies)

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Research at the University of Houston

Some other publications relating to ALTA type measurement of the supercooling point are:

Henaghan, A., P. W. Wilson, Genmiao Wang and A. D. J. Haymet. 2001. Liquid-to-Crystal Nucleation: Automated
Lag-Time Apparatus to study supercooled liquids. J. Chem. Phys. 115, 7599.

Heneghan, A. F., P. W. Wilson and A. D. J. Haymet. 2002. Statistics of heterogeneous nucleation of supercooled water, and the effect of an added catalyst. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99. 9631-9634. Download pdf.

Wilson, P. W., A. F. Heneghan and A. D. J. Haymet. 2003. Ice nucleation in Nature: supercooling point
measurement and the role of heterogeneous nucleation
. Cryobiology, 46, 88-98.

 

 

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