Theoretical Description of Condensation Stages

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


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.


Size Spectrum Nucleation Stage Nucleus Density Nucleation Mode Ballistic Regime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Academic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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