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Observation of Sublimation of Ice using Terahertz Spectroscopy


Takeya, Kei; Matsumura, Keisuke; Kawase, Kodo (2020), Observation of Sublimation of Ice using Terahertz Spectroscopy, Dryad, Dataset,


Although many studies have investigated the phase change of water, few have focused on the sublimation of ice. This study revealed that ice sublimation can be observed using terahertz (THz) spectroscopy. Ice was observed to undergo sublimation at atmospheric pressure at temperatures above 240 K, and its velocity increased in proportion to temperature. Above a certain temperature, the absorption coefficient increased during sublimation. These findings suggest that an interesting phenomenon may occur in the phase change of water at sub-zero temperatures, indicating that THz spectroscopy would be useful for measuring water and ice