Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6631–6643, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6631-2020

Special issue: Fifth International Workshop on Ice Nucleation (FIN) (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6631–6643, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6631-2020

Research article 09 Dec 2020

Research article | 09 Dec 2020

A new method for operating a continuous-flow diffusion chamber to investigate immersion freezing: assessment and performance study

Gourihar Kulkarni et al.

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This study presents a new continuous-flow-diffusion-chamber-style operated ice chamber (Modified Compact Ice Chamber, MCIC) to measure the immersion-freezing efficiency of atmospheric particles. MCIC allowed us to obtain maximum droplet-freezing efficiency at higher time resolution without droplet breakthrough ambiguity. Its evaluation was performed by reproducing published data from the recent ice nucleation workshop and past laboratory data for standard and airborne ice-nucleating particles.