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The physics of droplets freezing is important for understanding applications like ice formation on airplane wings. Here we see how a warm droplet deposited on a cold plate freezes. A freezing front advances through the drop, which expands vertically as it freezes. Ultimately, the expansion of the ice and the surface tension of the water create a pointed singular tip.

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