The structural and thermodynamic properties of droplets formed on soluble and partialy soluble particles composed of a fluid with an extremely low volatility were studied using density functional theory. The required supersaturation for activated nucleation was found to increase as the size of the soluble particle decreases. The solubility transition was found to exhibit various similarities with the deliquescence process of water soluble salts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry