Chapter 5. Shapes of Cluster-Size Distributions Evolving in Nucleation and Growth Processes

  1. Prof. Vitaly V. Slezov

Published Online: 22 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627769.ch5

Kinetics of First-Order Phase Transitions

Kinetics of First-Order Phase Transitions

How to Cite

Slezov, V. V. (2009) Shapes of Cluster-Size Distributions Evolving in Nucleation and Growth Processes, in Kinetics of First-Order Phase Transitions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627769.ch5

Author Information

  1. National Science Center, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technics, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, 310108 Kharkov, Ukraine

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527407750

Online ISBN: 9783527627769

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Keywords:

  • cluster-size distributions;
  • nucleation;
  • growth processes;
  • statistical approaches;
  • thermodynamic approach;
  • dynamical approach;
  • kinetic equations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Analysis of Statistical Approaches: “Equilibrium Distribution” of Classical Nucleation Theory, Fisher's Droplet, and Similar Models

  • Thermodynamic Approach: On the Possibility of Evolution of Monodisperse Cluster-Size Distributions

  • Dynamical Approach

  • Numerical Solution of the Kinetic Equations

  • Selected Applications and Conclusions

  • Discussion