Title

Homogeneous Nucleation Rate Measurements and the Properties of Critical Clusters

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Homogeneous Nucleation; Critical Cluster Properties; Nucleation Theorem

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.

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