Homogeneous Nucleation Rate Measurements and the Properties of Critical Clusters
By combining a range of experimental techniques, quantitative nucleation rate measurements can now be made over ~ 20 orders of magnitude. These rates can be used to directly test the predictions of nucleation theories or scaling laws. They can also provide direct information regarding the properties of the critical clusters - the first fragments of the new phase that are in unstable equilibrium with the supersaturated mother phase. This paper reviews recent progress in the field of vapor phase nucleation with a special focus on integrating the results from supersonic nozzle and nucleation pulse chamber studies.
B. E. Wyslouzil et al., "Homogeneous Nucleation Rate Measurements and the Properties of Critical Clusters," Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols 17th International Conference, Springer Verlag, Aug 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6475-3_1
Keywords and Phrases
Homogeneous Nucleation; Critical Cluster Properties; Nucleation Theorem
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