Nucleation Theories

  • J. P. Bard
Part of the Petrology and Structural Geology book series (PESG, volume 1)


By analogy with metallurgy or chemistry, it can be assumed that the appearance of the first ‘cells’ of a given phase within an evolving system is triggered by two slightly different mechanisms, namely ‘homoqeneous’ and ‘heterogeneous’ nucleations.


Metamorphic Rock Heterogeneous Nucleation Homogeneous Nucleation Nucleation Theory Anisotropic Stress 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Bard
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  1. 1.Université des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier IIFrance

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