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Title: Genuine saddle point and nucleation potential for binary systems

Abstract

A generalized nucleation potential is constructed for binary systems. The potential consists of the reversible work of cluster formation plus additional terms arising from various kinetic effects. We show that the major nucleation flux passes through the saddle point (termed the genuine saddle point) of this generalized nucleation potential. The generalized nucleation potential reduces to the kinetic potential of a unary system when one component vanishes. The genuine saddle point concept provides a convenient way to identify systems and conditions for which the ridge crossing phenomenon occurs. Our theory agrees approximately with exact numerical results. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Cloud and Aerosol Science Laboratory, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409-0430 (United States)
  2. Faculty of Physics, Nizhny University, 23 Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216399
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-651X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; NUCLEATION; POTENTIALS; KINETICS; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Li, Jin-Song, Maksimov, Igor L., and Wilemski, Gerald. Genuine saddle point and nucleation potential for binary systems. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.R4710.
Li, Jin-Song, Maksimov, Igor L., & Wilemski, Gerald. Genuine saddle point and nucleation potential for binary systems. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.R4710.
Li, Jin-Song, Maksimov, Igor L., and Wilemski, Gerald. Mon . "Genuine saddle point and nucleation potential for binary systems". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.R4710.
@article{osti_20216399,
title = {Genuine saddle point and nucleation potential for binary systems},
author = {Li, Jin-Song and Maksimov, Igor L. and Wilemski, Gerald},
abstractNote = {A generalized nucleation potential is constructed for binary systems. The potential consists of the reversible work of cluster formation plus additional terms arising from various kinetic effects. We show that the major nucleation flux passes through the saddle point (termed the genuine saddle point) of this generalized nucleation potential. The generalized nucleation potential reduces to the kinetic potential of a unary system when one component vanishes. The genuine saddle point concept provides a convenient way to identify systems and conditions for which the ridge crossing phenomenon occurs. Our theory agrees approximately with exact numerical results. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.61.R4710},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
issn = {1063-651X},
number = 5,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}