Homogeneous nucleation in cooling crystallization

Ilona Liszi, Tibor Blickle, J. Liszi

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Nielsen's equation has been applied for cooling crystallization of KCl from watery solutions. In the calculations activities are used instead of concentrations, the temperature and concentration dependence of both the activity and diffusion coefficients are considered. It is found that A) the interfacial tension between the crystal and its saturated solution is < 2.5 erg/cm2, which is less by two orders of magnitude than that of between crystal and vacuum; B) homogeneous nucleation can take place even at very small supersaturations (ln S < < 0.01), which is unusual in precipitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1315
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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