The result is this fully dense rectangle of crystalline ice. Here Mike is taking a slice with a wood saw so that we can take a closer look and see how we did.
He'll be imaging the samples with the microscope we have in the cold room and then analyzing the images for things like grain growth, porosity, fracturing, etc. Take special note of what he's wearing. After one day in the cold room, he knew there had to be a better way. He came back the next day with an old plastic hazmat suit that he'd rigged up with a blowdryer to make this custom warm suit. I've got an order in for a second!