Two eyes better than one in verifying unique phase of ice

July 5, 2022

Ice occurs in at least 15 different “phases”—each with differing molecular geometries and densities. Of particular interest to biologists is amorphous (vitreous) ice, which lacks a regular pattern of molecules. Commonly scattered across vast distances in outer space, amorphous forms of ice created in labs on Earth have been used to preserve biological samples for imaging at cryogenic temperatures.

Continue Reading