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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Chemical Physics

Volume

68

Issue

3

Publication Date

1978

First Page

821

Last Page

825

DOI

10.1063/1.4358

Abstract

Nucleation occurring in the presence of a dense solvent is accompanied by spatial correlations among the reactant clusters and monomers which affect the aggregation rates. The classical theory of nucleation, which does not take such correlations into account, overestimates the observed nucleation rate and underestimates the time lag in condensed systems. An explicit expression for the time lag in diffusion‐controlled nucleation is derived. Values associated with miscibility gap experiments differ from the classical predictions by factors of 5 to 10.

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Published by American Institute of Physics in Journal of Chemical Physics. Publisher PDF is available through link above.

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