Theoretical Description of Condensation Stages
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In mathematical Chap. 2, we consider in detail different stages of the entire nucleationcondensation process (usually in open systems), separated from each other due to a timescale hierarchy. A special emphasis is given to the double-exponential distribution shape at the nucleation stage. We study fluctuation-induces effects at the growth stage, the Ostwald ripening and coalescence within the Kolmogorov approach. We also present some exactly solvable cases of discrete rate equations for irreversible growth.