Time-dependent nucleation rate

Yoshiyuki Saito*, Minoru Honjo, Tetsuji Konishi, Akihiko Kitada

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This paper deals with a method of describing the asymptotic behaviour of the Fokker-Planck equation. The nucleation rate, J(t), approaches a steady state as J(t) = Js[1 - exp(-t/tlag)] with 1/(6.3a(lc)Z2) ≥ tlag ≥ 1/(12.0a(lc)Z2), where Js is the steady state nucleation rate, Z is the Zeldvitch factor and a(lc) the rate at which monomers are absorbed by a cluster with critical size lc. This result agrees with the numerical calculation by Kanne-Dannetschek and Stauffe and the prevoius theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3304-3307
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct


  • Asymptotic behaviour
  • Becker-Döring theory
  • Fokker-Planck equation
  • Nucleation
  • Time lag

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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