The water’s property of forming ice creates problems particularly in cryo-preservations – as the crystal that form damages cells and tissues. Anatoli Bogdan at the University of Helsinki, Finland has discovered a new property of water that can provide a solution to this.
He slowly cooled down mixture droplets of sulphuric acid and water to-140 degrees Celsius and then heated again, which did not form ice! This eventually provides a solution to the cryo-preservation applications on cells and tissues without damaging them!
Applying his observations on the properties of water in cloud research, Bogdan found that unlike what was thought previously, the cloud crystals in cirrus clouds are not completely solid ice! They are rather covered with a liquid water-layer and sulphuric acid.
Thus, besides observing new properties of water, his research results indicate that the ozone in the cirrus clouds is destroyed faster than being conventionally thought!