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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of supercool.
  • adj. cooled below the transition temperature without the transition occurring


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  • When ice forms in supercooled water, ice growth is rapid and the osmotic stresses that the cells face is severe.

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  • Glaze is, therefore, like a solid solution and is sometimes called a supercooled liquid.

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  • The culprit is liquid water in various forms, either freezing or "supercooled" - actually below the freezing point but still liquid.

  • Glaze or glass is called a supercooled liquid because, during cooling, crystals have no time to form in the rather sticky mass, and glass by definition does not contain crystals.

    5. Simple glaze theory

  • "As it continues towards the ground, it then briefly passes through colder air again, causing the water droplets to become 'supercooled' - colder than 0C but not still in liquid form."

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  • Water can exist in liquid form well below this threshold, notably in a so-called "supercooled" state that is well into the minus zone. | Top Stories

  • Icing happens when an aircraft comes into contact with a cloud containing droplets of water that are supercooled, meaning that they are below freezing point but still liquid.

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  • Surprisingly, if water lies in a smooth bottle and is free of any dust, it can stay liquid down to minus 40 degrees F (minus 40 degrees C) in what's called "supercooled" form.

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  • By tracking individual water molecules in a "supercooled" state, scientists find what explains one of water's most notable and life-saving features: its astounding capacity to resist gaining or losing heat. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Kumar and his colleagues first tracked individual water molecules in a "supercooled" state - latest science and technology news stories


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