Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics

Editor-in-Chief: Rademann, Klaus

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 1.012

CiteScore 2016: 0.99

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.463
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.470

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 218, Issue 11


Homogeneous Ice Nucleation in Water and Aqueous Solutions

Thomas Koop
Published Online: 2009-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zpch.218.11.1231.50812


This review provides an introduction to ice nucleation processes in supercooled water and aqueous solutions. Concepts for experimental techniques suitable to study homogeneous ice nucleation are addressed, in particular differential scanning calorimetry of inverse emulsions. Ice nucleation data from aqueous solutions have been analyzed using two approaches, and the interrelations between those are examined. It is argued that the ice nucleation process is driven entirely by thermodynamic quantities and how this can be understood in the context of three proposed theories for supercooled liquid water. Ice nucleation data for pure water droplets surrounded by a gas have been compiled and evaluated; within experimental uncertainty neither a volume dependent nucleation process nor a surface dependent nucleation process is convincingly supported by the analysis. Finally, open questions in the area of supercooled aqueous solutions and ice nucleation are discussed.

About the article

Published Online: 2009-09-25

Published in Print: 2004-11-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, Volume 218, Issue 11, Pages 1231–1258, ISSN (Online) 2196-7156, ISSN (Print) 0942-9352, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zpch.218.11.1231.50812.

Export Citation

© 2004 Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH. Copyright Clearance Center

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Eva Pluhařová, Luboš Vrbka, and Pavel Jungwirth
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, Volume 114, Number 17, Page 7831
Daniel A. Knopf, Peter A. Alpert, and Bingbing Wang
ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2018
Jorge R. Espinosa, Guiomar D. Soria, Jorge Ramirez, Chantal Valeriani, Carlos Vega, and Eduardo Sanz
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2017, Page 4486
Amir Haji-Akbari and Pablo G. Debenedetti
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017, Volume 147, Number 6, Page 060901
Joseph C. Charnawskas, Peter A. Alpert, Andrew T. Lambe, Thomas Berkemeier, Rachel E. O’Brien, Paola Massoli, Timothy B. Onasch, Manabu Shiraiwa, Ryan C. Moffet, Mary K. Gilles, Paul Davidovits, Douglas R. Worsnop, and Daniel A. Knopf
Faraday Discuss., 2017, Volume 200, Page 165
Daniel Mietchen, Bertram Manz, Frank Volke, Kenneth Storey, and Brent Sinclair
PLoS ONE, 2008, Volume 3, Number 12, Page e3826
Saurabh Nath, S. Farzad Ahmadi, and Jonathan B. Boreyko
Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 2017, Volume 21, Number 2, Page 81
A. Dreyer, K. Eckstädt, T. Koop, P. Jutzi, and A. Hütten
RSC Adv., 2016, Volume 6, Number 78, Page 74061
Saurav Prasad and Charusita Chakravarty
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2016, Volume 144, Number 23, Page 234509
Qiang Wang, Lishan Zhao, Chenxi Li, and Zexian Cao
Scientific Reports, 2016, Volume 6, Number 1
B. Zobrist, T. Koop, B. P. Luo, C. Marcolli, and T. Peter
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007, Volume 111, Number 5, Page 2149
Kentaro Y. Bodzewski, Ryan L. Caylor, Ashley M. Comstock, Austin T. Hadley, Felisha M. Imholt, Kory D. Kirwan, Kira S. Oyama, and Matthew E. Wise
Journal of Chemical Education, 2016, Volume 93, Number 4, Page 729
Daniel J. Cziczo, Sarvesh Garimella, Michael Raddatz, Kristina Hoehler, Martin Schnaiter, Harald Saathoff, Ottmar Moehler, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, and Luis A. Ladino
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 2013, Volume 118, Number 9, Page 1945
Amir Haji-Akbari and Pablo G. Debenedetti
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015, Volume 112, Number 34, Page 10582
Gianni Santachiara and Franco Belosi
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 2014, Volume 04, Number 04, Page 653
Katharina Fucke, Kirsty M. Anderson, Maria H. Filby, Marc Henry, Jonathan Wright, Sax A. Mason, Matthias J. Gutmann, Leonard J. Barbour, Clive Oliver, Anthony W. Coleman, Jerry L. Atwood, Judith A. K. Howard, and Jonathan W. Steed
Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011, Volume 17, Number 37, Page 10259
Stefan Benz, Khaled Megahed, Ottmar Möhler, Harald Saathoff, Robert Wagner, and Ulrich Schurath
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2005, Volume 176, Number 1-3, Page 208
Tellus A, 2010, Volume 62, Number 3, Page 228
Benjamin J. Murray, Theodore W. Wilson, Steven Dobbie, Zhiqiang Cui, Sardar M. R. K. Al-Jumur, Ottmar Möhler, Martin Schnaiter, Robert Wagner, Stefan Benz, Monika Niemand, Harald Saathoff, Volker Ebert, Steven Wagner, and Bernd Kärcher
Nature Geoscience, 2010, Volume 3, Number 4, Page 233
Thomas Koop and Bernhard Zobrist
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, Volume 11, Number 46, Page 10839
Daniel Alexander Knopf and Miguel David Lopez
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, Volume 11, Number 36, Page 8056
Adam P. Fornea, Sarah D. Brooks, Jeffrey B. Dooley, and Auromeet Saha
Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, Volume 114, Number D13
Claudiu A. Stan, Grégory F. Schneider, Sergey S. Shevkoplyas, Michinao Hashimoto, Mihai Ibanescu, Benjamin J. Wiley, and George M. Whitesides
Lab on a Chip, 2009, Volume 9, Number 16, Page 2293
P. W. Wilson and A. D. J. Haymet
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, Volume 11, Number 15, Page 2679
Ulrike Burkhardt, Bernd Kärcher, Michael Ponater, Klaus Gierens, and Andrew Gettelman
Geophysical Research Letters, 2008, Volume 35, Number 16
Benjamin J. Murray and Allan K. Bertram
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2008, Volume 10, Number 22, Page 3287
Sarah D. Brooks, Katie Suter, and Laura Olivarez
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, Volume 118, Number 43, Page 10036
Hans P. Dette, Mian Qi, David C. Schröder, Adelheid Godt, and Thomas Koop
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, Volume 118, Number 34, Page 7024
Ken-ichiro Murata and Hajime Tanaka
Nature Communications, 2013, Volume 4
Sébastien Facq, Florence Danède, and Bertrand Chazallon
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2013, Volume 117, Number 23, Page 4916
Birte Riechers, Frank Wittbracht, Andreas Hütten, and Thomas Koop
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, Volume 15, Number 16, Page 5873
W. F. Kuhs, C. Sippel, A. Falenty, and T. C. Hansen
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, Volume 109, Number 52, Page 21259
A. Schuch, K. Köhler, and H. P. Schuchmann
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2013, Volume 111, Number 3, Page 1881
Daniel A. Knopf and Seanna M. Forrester
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2011, Volume 115, Number 22, Page 5579
B. J. Murray, D. O'Sullivan, J. D. Atkinson, and M. E. Webb
Chemical Society Reviews, 2012, Volume 41, Number 19, Page 6519
John D. Hearn and Geoffrey D. Smith
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2005, Volume 7, Number 13, Page 2549
Thorsten Bartels-Rausch, Vance Bergeron, Julyan H. E. Cartwright, Rafael Escribano, John L. Finney, Hinrich Grothe, Pedro J. Gutiérrez, Jari Haapala, Werner F. Kuhs, Jan B. C. Pettersson, Stephen D. Price, C. Ignacio Sainz-Díaz, Debbie J. Stokes, Giovanni Strazzulla, Erik S. Thomson, Hauke Trinks, and Nevin Uras-Aytemiz
Reviews of Modern Physics, 2012, Volume 84, Number 2, Page 885
Benjamin J. Murray and Eric J. Jensen
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2010, Volume 72, Number 1, Page 51
Eriita G. Jones, Charles H. Lineweaver, and Jonathan D. Clarke
Astrobiology, 2011, Volume 11, Number 10, Page 1017
Helmut Baumgärtel and Herbert W. Zimmermann
Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2011, Volume 164, Number 3, Page 178
Thomas Koop, Johannes Bookhold, Manabu Shiraiwa, and Ulrich Pöschl
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2011, Volume 13, Number 43, Page 19238
S. Ogawa, M. Koga, and S. Osanai
Chemical Physics Letters, 2009, Volume 480, Number 1-3, Page 86
T Storelvmo, J E Kristjánsson, U Lohmann, T Iversen, A Kirkevåg, and Ø Seland
Environmental Research Letters, 2008, Volume 3, Number 4, Page 045001
David L Mitchell and William Finnegan
Environmental Research Letters, 2009, Volume 4, Number 4, Page 045102
D A Hegg and M B Baker
Reports on Progress in Physics, 2009, Volume 72, Number 5, Page 056801
Benjamin J Murray
Environmental Research Letters, 2008, Volume 3, Number 2, Page 025008
Thomas Koop
ChemInform, 2005, Volume 36, Number 22

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in