Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 28, Issue 24, pp 6715–6718

Kinetics of nucleation and growth

Part I Reaction controlled growth
  • J. R. Frade

DOI: 10.1007/BF00356420

Cite this article as:
Frade, J.R. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE (1993) 28: 6715. doi:10.1007/BF00356420


A number of solutions have been obtained to describe the size distributions and average particle size for nucleation and reaction controlled growth of precipitates; this includes the solutions for constant nucleation rate, the exponential nucleation law, Kashchiev's equation and some multistep nucleation models. The increase in the average particle size is related to increase in maximum size. Time-dependent effects occur if nucleation is affected by an induction time or a decay time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Frade
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia Cerâmica e do VidroUniversidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal

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