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Nucleation

  • Wilhelm Brenig

Abstract

Solid surfaces (walls of vessels, dust particles) in contact with saturated vapour are usually covered with a rather thick adsorption layer of the liquid phase (“wet”). An oversaturation of the vapour by a decrease of temperature (undercooling) or increase of pressure is therefore impossible, since the wet surfaces act as condensation nuclei which start to grow if one tries to oversaturate the vapour [27.1].

Keywords

Dust Particle Saturated Vapour Saturation Pressure Condensation Nucleus Grand Canonical Ensemble 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Brenig
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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