Cooling rate dependence of the ice I nucleation temperature in aqueous LiCl solutions

D. R. MacFarlane, R. K. Kadiyala, C. A. Angell

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The cooling rate dependence of the homogeneous nucleation temperature, Th, has been determined for several compositions in the system LiCl/H2O. This cooling rate dependence was found to be small except at concentrations close to the edge of the glass-forming range. An explanation of the often observed termination of the Th curve at ∼Tg + 22 K is developed. Little prospect is found of improving the vitrification range of cryoprotectant solutions by the imposition of high quench rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

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