A new phenomenological approach to gas-liquid nucleation based on the scaling properties of the critical nucleus

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Abstract

The scaling properties of the critical nucleus, as proposed recently by McGraw and Laaksonen, are analyzed in the context of density functional results for simple Lennard-Jones systems. A simple phenomenological approach with no adjustable parameters is introduced to test the validity of these scaling relations in describing the nucleation behavior of nonpolar and weakly polar vapors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9957-9960
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume106
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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