Modelling the influence of antifreeze proteins on three dimensional ice crystal melt shapes using a geometric approach
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Royal Society. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1364-5021, E-ISSN 1471-2946, Vol. 468, no 2147, 3311-3322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The melting of pure axisymmetric ice crystals has been described previously by us within the framework of so-called geometric crystal growth. Non-equilibrium ice crystal shapes evolving in the presence of hyperactive antifreeze proteins (hypAFPs) are experimentally observed to assume ellipsoidal geometries ('lemon' or 'rice' shapes). To analyse such shapes, we harness the underlying symmetry of hexagonal ice I-h and extend two-dimensional geometric models to three-dimensions to reproduce the experimental dissolution process. The geometrical model developed will be useful as a quantitative test of the mechanisms of interaction between hypAFPs and ice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 468, no 2147, 3311-3322 p.
geometric model, antifreeze proteins, melting shape, ice binding proteins, ice structuring proteins
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82442DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2011.0720ISI: 000309551900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82442DiVA: diva2:567745