4. The Two-Step Mechanism and The Solution-Crystal Spinodal for Nucleation of Crystals in Solution

  1. Gregoire Nicolis2 and
  2. Dominique Maes3
  1. Peter G. Vekilov

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch4

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

How to Cite

Vekilov, P. G. (2012) The Two-Step Mechanism and The Solution-Crystal Spinodal for Nucleation of Crystals in Solution, in Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151 (eds G. Nicolis and D. Maes), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, 3 Avenue Circulaire, 1180 Brussels, Belgium, Germany

  2. 3

    Structural Biology Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston TX 77204-4004, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Advances in Chemical Physics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Stuart A. Rice and
  2. Aaron R. Dinner

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118167830

Online ISBN: 9781118309513

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Keywords:

  • two-step mechanism and solution–crystal spinodal;
  • rate law for two-step mechanism of crystal nucleation;
  • nucleation rate on supersaturation and nucleation barrier

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Classical Nucleation Theory

  • The Two-Step Mechanism and the Solution–Crystal Spinodal

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References