Scaling properties of induction times in heterogeneous nucleation

Vitaly A. Shneidman, Michael C. Weinberg

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Abstract

In the asymptotic limit of a high nucleation barrier we obtain the heterogeneous�to�homogeneous induction time ratio as a function of the contact angle. The result is in excellent agreement with the data of numerical simulations by Greer et al. [J. Cryst. Growth 99, 38 (1990)]. An expression to describe individual (nonreduced) induction times is also obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9148-9150
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume95
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS
  • CONTACT ANGLE
  • CORRECTIONS
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • HOMOGENEITY
  • INHOMOGENEITY
  • NUCLEATION
  • POTENTIAL BARRIER
  • RANDOMNESS
  • SCALING LAWS
  • STEADY−STATE CONDITIONS

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