Diffuse interface model of nucleation

L. Gránásy, T. Pusztai, E. Hartmann

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Abstract

A diffuse interface theory of nucleation proposed recently for vapor condensation and crystal nucleation is compared with experiments and field-theoretical models of nucleation. Without adjustable parameters the theory gives an improved description of condensation experiments on non-polar and weakly polar substances. Cluster dynamics calculations are performed for homogeneous and heterogeneous crystal nucleation. Experiments on homogeneously nucleating oxide glasses indicate that a temperature-independent interface thickness is a reasonable assumption for even deep undercoolings. This offers a unique possibility for distinguishing homogeneous and bulk heterogeneous nucleation processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-765
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume167
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

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Nucleation
nucleation
Condensation
condensation
Crystals
Undercooling
Experiments
supercooling
Oxides
crystals
Vapors
vapors
Glass
oxides
glass
Temperature
temperature

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Gránásy, L., Pusztai, T., & Hartmann, E. (1996). Diffuse interface model of nucleation. Journal of Crystal Growth, 167(3-4), 756-765.

Diffuse interface model of nucleation. / Gránásy, L.; Pusztai, T.; Hartmann, E.

In: Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 167, No. 3-4, 10.1996, p. 756-765.

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Gránásy, L, Pusztai, T & Hartmann, E 1996, 'Diffuse interface model of nucleation', Journal of Crystal Growth, vol. 167, no. 3-4, pp. 756-765.
Gránásy L, Pusztai T, Hartmann E. Diffuse interface model of nucleation. Journal of Crystal Growth. 1996 Oct;167(3-4):756-765.
Gránásy, L. ; Pusztai, T. ; Hartmann, E. / Diffuse interface model of nucleation. In: Journal of Crystal Growth. 1996 ; Vol. 167, No. 3-4. pp. 756-765.
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