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Title: Development of a Mobile Ice Nucleus Counter

An ice nucleus counter has been constructed. The instrument uses built-in refrigeration systems for wall cooling. A cascade refrigeration system will allow the cold wall to operate as low as -70°C, and a single stage system can operate the warm wall at -45C. A unique optical particle counter has been constructed using polarization detection of the scattered light. This allows differentiation of the particles exiting the chamber to determine if they are ice or liquid.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Droplet Measurement Technologies, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1136534
Report Number(s):
15378
DOE Contract Number:
SC0004258
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Droplet Measurement Technologies, Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ice nuclei; counter