A metastable lattice gas with nearest-neighbor interactions and continuous-time dynamics is studied using a generalized Becker-Döring approach in the multidimensional space of cluster configurations. The preexponential of the metastable-state lifetime (inverse of nucleation rate) is found to exhibit distinct peaks at integer values of the inverse supersaturation. Peaks are unobservable (infinitely narrow) in the strict limit [Formula presented], but become detectable and eventually dominate at higher temperatures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)