Abstract

Scaling of the homogenous vapor-to-liquid nucleation rate, J, is observed in a model Lennard-Jones (LJ) system. The model uses Monte Carlo simulation-generated small cluster growth to decay rate constant ratios and the kinetic steady-state nucleation rate formalism to determine J at four temperatures below the LJ critical temperature, Tc. When plotted vs the scaled supersaturation, lnS/[Tc/T-1]3/2, the values of log J are found to collapse onto a single line. A similar scaling has been observed for the experimental nucleation rate data of water and toluene.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Critical Temperatures; Decay Rate Constants; Lennard-Jones Systems; Monte Carlo Simulation; Nucleation Rate; Small Clusters; Steady-state Nucleation Rate; Computer Simulation; Decay (Organic); Liquids; Monte Carlo Methods; Rate Constants; Toluene; Vapors; Nucleation

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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