Grain boundary melting in ice
2013 (English)In: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 138, no 12, 124707- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We describe an optical scattering study of grain boundary premelting in water ice. Ubiquitous long ranged attractive polarization forces act to suppress grain boundary melting whereas repulsive forces originating in screened Coulomb interactions and classical colligative effects enhance it. The liquid enhancing effects can be manipulated by adding dopant ions to the system. For all measured grain boundaries this leads to increasing premelted film thickness with increasing electrolyte concentration. Although we understand that the interfacial surface charge densities q(s) and solute concentrations can potentially dominate the film thickness, we cannot directly measure them within a given grain boundary. Therefore, as a framework for interpreting the data we consider two appropriate q(s) dependent limits; one is dominated by the colligative effect and other is dominated by electrostatic interactions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 138, no 12, 124707- p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-91318DOI: 10.1063/1.4797468ISI: 000316969500093OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-91318DiVA: diva2:633311