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Apr 10, 2019

Water that never freezes

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Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? Yes it can, say researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, if it is confined in nanometre-scale lipid channels.

Making ice cubes is a simple process: you take a plastic ice-cube tray like you’d find in most households, fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Before long, the water crystallises and turns to ice.

If you were to analyse the of ice crystals, you’d see that the are arranged in regular 3-dimensional lattice structures. In water, by contrast, the molecules are unorganised, which is the reason that .

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