Supercooling Water in Cylindrical Capsules
Authors: Guzman, J.; Braga, S.
Source: International Journal of Thermophysics, Volume 26, Number 6, November 2005 , pp. 1781-1802(22)
Abstract:An experimental apparatus was developed to investigate the supercooling phenomenon of water inside cylindrical capsules used for a cold storage process. The coolant is a water–alcohol mixture controlled by a constant temperature bath (CTB). Temperatures varying with time are measured inside and outside the capsule. Cylinders with an internal diameter and thickness of 45 and 1.5 mm, respectively, were made from four different materials: acrylic, PVC, brass, and aluminum. The supercooling period of the water and the nucleation temperature were investigated for different coolant temperatures. The supercooling and nucleation probabilities are shown as a function of the coolant temperature for the four different materials.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: November 1, 2005