Peter Wilson

University of TsukubaJapan

Professor Wilson gained his undergraduate degree in physics and then postgraduate degrees in electronics and in optics from Otago University in New Zealand. His interests then changed to soft condensed matter and in particular the antifreeze proteins polar fish use to survive in ice-laden waters. Postdoctoral work included measuring the thickness of the ice-water interface and for much of his career Professor Wilson has been studying the nucleation of supercooled solutions and how best to measure the nucleation temperature. In 2005, Roskilde University, Denmark, awarded him the degree Doctor Scientiarum. Professor Wilson now works in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

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Supercooled liquids are found in the atmosphere, in cold hardy organisms, in metallurgy, and in many industrial systems today. Stabilizing the metastable, supercooled state, or encouraging the associated process of nucleation have both been the subject of scientific interest for several hundred years. This book is an invaluable starting point for researchers interested in the supercooling of water and aqueous solutions in biology and industry. The book also deals with modeling and the formation subsequent dendritic growth of supercooled solutions, as well as glass transitions and interface stability.

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