Modulation of the Nucleation Rate Preexponential in a Low-Temperature Ising System

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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