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On the edge of habitability and the extremes of liquidity

Hansen-Goos, Hendrik and Thomson, E.S. and Wettlaufer, J.S. (2014) On the edge of habitability and the extremes of liquidity. Planetary and Space Science, 98, pp. 169-181. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.04.010 ISSN 0032-0633

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063313000925

Abstract

The physical and biological mechanisms that extend the equilibrium domain of liquid water into the ice region of the bulk phase diagram are examined in view of their importance for the enhancement of planetary habitability. The physical phenomena studied are the premelting of ice, which allows for films of liquid water at temperatures well below freezing, and the wetting of hygroscopic salts with the persistence of briny films even for thermodynamic conditions remote from those of bulk liquid water. Organisms are known to produce a variety of frost-suppressing substances, one of which, the anti-freeze protein, is described here. In this article, we provide a synthesis of theoretical and experimental studies whilst extending ideas into new territory as we address the question of habitability.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/82269/
Document Type:Article
Title:On the edge of habitability and the extremes of liquidity
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hansen-Goos, HendrikHendrik.Hansen-Goos (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Thomson, E.S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wettlaufer, J.S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 April 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:98
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2013.04.010
Page Range:pp. 169-181
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Schulz, R. UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0032-0633
Status:Published
Keywords:Premelting of ice, Deliquescence, Brines, Antifreeze proteins, Extremophiles, Planetary habitability
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Rückriemen, Tina
Deposited On:06 May 2013 13:43
Last Modified:11 Dec 2017 11:13

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