In a collaboration between the JF Boily group and the Allan Bertram group of UBC, we show that K+ is the key ion driving ice nucleation on K-feldspar, an important part of atmospheric mineral dust. Read the paper here:
Yun J, Link N, Kumar A, Shchukarev, Davidson J, Lam AE, Walters C, Xi Y, Boily JF, Bertram AK. 2020.
Surface Composition Dependence on the Ice Nucleating Ability of Potassium-rich Feldspar ACS Earth Space Chem. (accepted)