Electric freezing potentials in water and soils

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Conference3rd Inter. Symp. on Ground Freezing: 21 June 1982, Hanover, New hampsire, USA
Subjectwater; soils; freezing; electrical properties; pure water freezing; moist soils freezing; surface charges effects
AbstractElectrical potentials generated during the freezing of pure water and moist soils have been measured in the laboratory. The freezing potential in water was ice-positive and of the order of a few volts; the potentials in soils were of the order of a few hundred millivolts (< or equals 1 V), and the sign changed with time under the influence of surface charges on the mineral particles.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23578
NPARC number20386247
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