A Study of Ice Sintering

Authors

  • DAISUKE KUROIWA


Abstract

Adhesion of ice, or ice-bonding phenomenon, at temperatures below 0° C was studied from the viewpoint of sintering. The growth rate of necks between ice spheres having radii R < 100 μ was measured in both saturated air and kerosene environments. The results showed that ice-bonding, or adhesion, takes place as a result of solid diffusion. Many photomicrographs of ice-bonds were taken by making use of thin-section technique.

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