Nucleation in supersaturated gaseous systems
Saltsburg, Howard Mortimer
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It has been observed that a vapor need not condense when it is saturated and, in fact, it may be considerably supercooled (or overcompressed), the general phenomenon being known as supersaturation. At sufficiently high supersaturation, condensation does occur. The kinetic process leading to the collapse of a supersaturated state is termed nucleation and one distinguishes two types of nucleation. Spontaneous, arising without external influence and foreign, initiated by some external agent (dust, ions, etc.) [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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