Chapter 2. Three-Dimensional Nucleation and Metastable Zone Width

  1. Keshra Sangwal

Published Online: 7 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch2

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications

How to Cite

Sangwal, K. (2007) Three-Dimensional Nucleation and Metastable Zone Width, in Additives and Crystallization Processes: From Fundamentals to Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517833.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061534

Online ISBN: 9780470517833

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Keywords:

  • vapor–crystal and solution–crystal phase change;
  • three-dimensional nucleation rate;
  • nucleus–medium interface;
  • heterogeneous nucleation;
  • metastable zone width;
  • solid–fluid interfacial energy;
  • solution-mediated transformation;
  • overall crystallization and mononuclear or polynuclear mechanism;
  • supersaturation regimes;
  • common-ion and foreign-ion effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Driving Force for Phase Transition

  • Three-Dimensional Nucleation of Crystals

  • Metastable Zone Width

  • Nucleation and Transformation of Metastable Phases

  • Induction Period for Crystallization

  • Effects of Additives

  • References