Periodic Structure in Ice


A CONCAVE metal vessel, 5 cm. × 3·75 cm. × 1·2 cm. at its deepest point, resting in natural contact (that is, at greatest convexity of its convex surface) with a stone pavement, became filled with rain water or melted sleet. It remained overnight, and held next morning a plano-convex lens of ice, which exhibited a beautiful periodic structure.

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    NATURE, 129, 401, March 12, 1932.

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