Surface freezing

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Surface Freezing is long range crystalline ordering at the surface of a liquid. It usually occurs in alkanes and long chained hydrocarbons. It is the opposite of the more common effect known as surface melting. It was discovered by John Earnshaw at Queens University in the early 1990s.