Effect of Electrostatic Field on Freezing of Supercooled Water and Insects

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Science  17 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3451, pp. 458-459
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3451.458


Supercooled water and two species of insects froze at higher temperatures than normally when placed in an electrostatic field. The effect became more certain and occurred earlier as the amount of supercooling was increased. The amount of supercooling in the presence of the electrostatic field was not related to the amount in its absence.