It is pointed out that the temperature fitting function of Wölk and Strey [J. Phys. Chem. 105, 11683 (2001)], recently shown to convert the Becker-Döring [Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 24, 719 (1935)] nucleation rate into an expression in agreement with much of the experimental water nucleation rate data, also converts the Becker-Döring rate into a form nearly equivalent with the scaled nucleation rate model, Jscaled=Joc exp[-16πΩ3(Tc/T-1)3/3(ln S)2]. In the latter expression Joc is the inverse thermal wavelength cubed/sec, evaluated at Tc.
B. N. Hale, "Temperature Dependence of Homogeneous Nucleation Rates for Water: Near Equivalence of the Empirical Fit of Wölk and Strey, and the Scaled Nucleation Model," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 122, no. 20, American Institute of Physics (AIP), May 2005.
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Clusters; Dashed lines; Empirical fitting functions; Scaled nucleation; Concentration (process); Data acquisition; Free energy; Functions; Kinetic energy; Nucleation; Water
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