A kinetic theory of cluster formation and growth in fullerene solutions is developed. Two basic models for cluster evolution are analyzed and qualitatively compared with experimental data. The data for carbon disulfide and toluene are used. For oversaturated solutions it is shown, that the liquid drop model cannot appropriately describe the observed kinetics of cluster growth. Thus, an additional limiting term that will stabilize the cluster growth in the solution is needed. This leads to the model of limited growth that does qualitatively agree with experimental data.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry