A new asymptotic expression for the stationary nucleation flux is obtained. The result provides a nontrivial generalization of the classical expression attributed to Zeldovich, and has a much broader domain of applicability. For extremely high supersaturations when the critical cluster number does not exceed a few units, the preexponential of the nucleation rate exhibits an oscillatory behavior. The latter effect increases for systems with high interfacial tension.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)