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Analysis of replication casting of ice surfaces
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
2007 (English)In: Proceeding of the 8th International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Tampere University of Technology, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The microscopic analysis of an ice surface is very difficult, due to the nature of the ice. The optically transparent, brittle and very environmentally sensitive surface is hard to analyze in a manner that does not render the results useless from damage or errors in measurements.The ice surface is ill suited for contact microscopy, like Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or other methods of sliding a probe over the surface. Furthermore the ice surface is transparent, so even cold room optical microscopy is not feasible. Due to the vacuous atmosphere Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is not an option. In this paper the authors look at some casting techniques to try and reproduce the surface with a substance much better suited for optical and mechanical measurements, as well as having a longer shelf life and being easier to handle. Different evaluations have been considered, where the frequency information is used as a measure of resolution, comparing the resolution loss of different casting materials.The casting materials used are different products from the dental industry, as well as polyvinyl formvar, a dissolved polymer that is very useful for casting of ice surfaces.

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Tampere University of Technology, 2007.
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Structural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40442Local ID: f9604ee0-7672-11dc-824d-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-951-758-482-1OAI: diva2:1013964
International Symposium on Cold Region Development : 25/09/2007 - 27/09/2007
CASTT - Centre for Automotive Systems Technologies and Testing
Godkänd; 2007; 20071009 (henand)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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