Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
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25 Nov 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 25 Nov 2019

Low-temperature triple-capillary cryostat for ice crystal growth studies

Brian D. Swanson and Jon Nelson


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Oct 2019) by Murray Hamilton
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Short summary
We have built a triple-capillary cryostat designed to reduce potential instrumental effects that may have influenced earlier measurements and to improve our understanding of the processes responsible for ice crystal shapes and sizes. In this cryostat, a crystal forms on one of three well-separated and ultrafine capillaries. In this paper we describe the new instrument and present several observations made using the instrument to illustrate the instrument's advantages.