Fundamentals of Nucleation Theory

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


Chapter 1 presents a systematic introduction to classical nucleation theory. We consider thermodynamics of phase transitions, surface phenomena, formation energies and growth rates of different nuclei. The main goal of the chapter is to formulate and justify the macroscopic approach, the basic kinetic equations, the stationary state and the Zeldovich nucleation rate.


Contact Angle Nucleation Rate Classical Nucleation Theory Nucleation Barrier Invariant Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Academic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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