Scanning Electron Microscopy of Evaporating Ice

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Science  11 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3876, pp. 174-175
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3876.174


Direct observation of evaporating ice with a scanning electron microscope indicates that the surfaces of single-crystal and polycrystalline ice are markedly different. In specimens of single-crystal ice the crystal planes are revealed by evaporation, whereas polycrystalline ice develops a fibrous surface.

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