Coalescence refers to the growing or joining together of objects into a single body. The phenomenon of coalescence has both technological and scientific importance, occurring in a variety of systems, including aerosols (e.g., clouds, fog, atmospheric pollution), condensed materials (e.g., vapor condensation on surfaces, droplet growth on vapor deposited films, step-growth polymerization), and societies (in ethology, biosocial attraction refers to the tendency of animals, such as fish, to group together).
KeywordsDroplet Size Vapor Condensation Single Droplet Droplet Growth Condensed Material
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