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Published September 25, 1970 | public
Journal Article

Superheated Ice

Kamb, Barclay


The interesting experiment of Schubert and Lingenfelter (1) demonstrates metastable freezing of water to ice under a pressure low enough so that both the water and the ice are superheated with respect to the vapor phase. Contrary to the authors' statement, this phenomenon has been observed previously, in fact, under even more extreme and striking conditions.

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© 1970 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Division of Geological Sciences, contribution No. 1848. I acknowledge related research support from the National Science Foundation.

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