Nucleation rates for high supersaturations

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115701
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume95
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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