"Condensation of water vapor on various surfaces was studied experimentally. It was found that supersaturations as high as 25% were required to initiate condensation on hydrophobic surfaces. The supersaturation data agreed qualitatively with the Volmer theory of heterogeneous nucleation. The influence of adsorption of water vapor was found to be small. Surface roughness caused a little reduction in the critical supersaturation"--Abstract, page iii.
Alofs, Darryl J.
Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Carstens, John C., 1937-
Hale, Barbara N.
Reisbig, R. L.
Look, Dwight C., 1938-
Rigler, A. K.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 69 pages
© 1974 Prafulla Chandra Mahata, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
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Mahata, Prafulla Chandra, "The effect of contact angle, surface roughness, and adsorption of heterogeneous nucleation of condensing water" (1974). Doctoral Dissertations. 305.