Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 47, Issue 11, pp 952–954 | Cite as

Analysis of transition state theory for condensation

  • Wang Zunjing 
  • Chen Min 
  • Guo Zengyuan 


By statistically analyzing the condensation process and reconsidering the transition state theory for condensation and evaporation, we first presented a completed theoretical formula of the condensation coefficient. Namely, the unknown parameters contained within the transition state theoretical calculation of the condensation coefficient are determined. The condensation coefficients calculated from this formula agree well with those from molecular dynamics simulations. With this formula, the classical expression of the condensation flux developed from the gas kinetic theory can be used to predict the condensation flux.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Zunjing 
    • 1
  • Chen Min 
    • 1
  • Guo Zengyuan 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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