Mushfrost: An Anomalous Growth Form of the Ice Crystal

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358580
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Translation (National Research Council of Canada); no. NRC-TT-528
ISSN0077-5606
Physical description11 p.
Subjectice; crystalline state; frost; temperature gradients; etat cristallin; gel (froid); gradient de temperature
AbstractMushfrost is a form of frost in soils. The fibres grow in the underlying melt and are pushed upwards. The habit is sometimes described as hexagonal prismatic. In general this was not verified, and an analysis with the universal stage showed that the preferred direction of the optical axis of the crystallites is perpendicular to the direction of growth and hence to the temperature gradient. This is an anomaly in the growth of crystals from a melt.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-459
NPARC number20358580
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Record created2012-07-20
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