Solution-crystal-solution oscillatory phase transitions in the KCl-NaCl-H2O system

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Long-term oscillations of a solution-crystal phase transition in the disperse KCl-NaCl-H2O system have been detected. Under steady-state conditions, multiple evaporation of droplets has been observed before the formation of a crystal with subsequent condensation, which completely recovers the dimension of a droplet. An interpretation of the observed phenomenon has been proposed on the basis of the Kelvin and Ostwald-Freundlich size effects, Raoult’s law, and features of the phase diagram of the KCl-NaCl system.

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Original Russian Text © V.B. Fedoseev, M.V. Maksimov, 2015, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki, 2015, Vol. 101, No. 6, pp. 424–427.

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Fedoseev, V.B., Maksimov, M.V. Solution-crystal-solution oscillatory phase transitions in the KCl-NaCl-H2O system. Jetp Lett. 101, 390–393 (2015).

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