Induction time in transient nucleation theory

Vitaly A. Shneidman, Michael C. Weinberg

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Abstract

We derive an exact expression for the induction time associated with the Zeldovich nucleation equation in terms of rapidly convergent integrals. Also, we consider an asymptotic approximation of the exact expression which is obtained in the limit of a high nucleation barrier and derive explicit formulas for several widely employed nucleation models. We demonstrate that analytical results are in excellent agreement with numerical results of the present and previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3621-3628
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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