NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, 2014, 5 (3), P. 405-416
METASTABLE CLUSTERS AND AGGREGATIVE NUCLEATION MECHANISM
O. V. Almjasheva – St. Petersburg State Electrothechnical University “LETI”, St. Petersburg; Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; firstname.lastname@example.org
V. V. Gusarov – Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Feasible nucleation in condensed media by the aggregation mechanism of small metastable crystalline clusters is demonstrated. The presence of the stable small clusters in the initial phases makes the homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation processes more similar.
Keywords: nucleation, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, clusters.
PACS 64.60.Q, 82.60.Nh