Heterogeneous nucleation on aerosol particles

Kira Padilla, V. Talanquer

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The heterogeneous nucleation of supersaturated vapors on spherical aerosol like substrates was analyzed using density functional theory in statistical mechanisms. The classical nucleation theory was found to be inadequate in describing the condensation of droplets on very small particles at high supersaturations. The results were compared with those for the condensation of supersaturated vapors on submicrometer particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1319-1325
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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