Chapter 15. Nucleation

  1. Kenneth A. Jackson

Published Online: 21 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603891.ch15

Kinetic Processes: Crystal Growth, Diffusion, and Phase Transitions in Materials

Kinetic Processes: Crystal Growth, Diffusion, and Phase Transitions in Materials

How to Cite

Jackson, K. A. (2004) Nucleation, in Kinetic Processes: Crystal Growth, Diffusion, and Phase Transitions in Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603891.ch15

Author Information

  1. Arizona Materials Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, 3675 East Via Alcalde, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306947

Online ISBN: 9783527603893

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Keywords:

  • kinetic processes;
  • nucleation;
  • homogeneous nucleation;
  • Volmer analysis;
  • heterogeneous nucleation;
  • Johnson–Mehl–Avrami equation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Homogeneous Nucleation

    • Volmer Analysis

    • Turnbull's Droplet Experiment

    • Surface Free Energy

    • Becker–Döring Analysis

    • Nucleation Rate

    • Limitations of the Becker–Döring Analysis

    • Assumptions in the Classical Nucleation Theory

    • Nucleation of a Precipitate Particle

  • Heterogeneous Nucleation

    • Heterogeneous Nucleation Theory

    • Nucleation Lore

    • Cavitation

    • Re-entrant Cavities

    • Cloud Seeding

    • Industrial Crystallization

    • Grain Refiners

    • Residues

  • Johnson–Mehl–Avrami Equation

    • Johnson–Mehl Equation

    • Johnson–Mehl–Avrami