What is it about?
We measured and analytically predicted the force required to separate the ice particles after they stick together under some pressing force. We quantify this separating force as a function of the temperature, ice particle size, pressing force, and pressing duration.
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Why is it important?
Understanding these kind of micromechanical behaviour has great implications on understanding the behaviour of larger systems like snow, and to move toward working on the effects of climate change et ceter.
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This page is a summary of: Ice sintering: Dependence of sintering force on temperature, load, duration, and particle size, Journal of Applied Physics, January 2022, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0073824.
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