Mapping ice formation to mineral-surface topography using a micro mixing chamber with video and atomic-force microscopy

Friddle, Raymond W.; Thürmer, Konrad

We developed a method for examining ice formation on solid substrates exposed to cloud-like atmospheres. Our experimental approach couples video-rate optical microscopy of ice formation with high-resolution atomic-force microscopy (AFM) of the initial mineral surface. We demonstrate how colocating stitched AFM images with video microscopy can be used to relate the likelihood of ice formation to nanoscale properties of a mineral substrate, e.g., the abundance of surface steps of a certain height. We also discuss the potential of this setup for future iterative investigations of the properties of ice nucleation sites on materials.

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Friddle, Raymond W. / Thürmer, Konrad: Mapping ice formation to mineral-surface topography using a micro mixing chamber with video and atomic-force microscopy. 2020. Copernicus Publications.

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