Theoretical Studies of Nucleation Kinetics and Nanodroplet Microstructure

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The goals of this project were to (1) explore ways of bridging the gap between fundamental molecular nucleation theories and phenomenological approaches based on thermodynamic reasoning, (2) test and improve binary nucleation theory, and (3) provide the theoretical underpinning for a powerful new experimental technique, small angle neutron scattering (SANS) from nanodroplet aerosols, that can probe the compositional structure of nanodroplets. This report summarizes the accomplishments of this project in realizing these goals. Publications supported by this project fall into three general categories: (1) theoretical work on nucleation theory (2) experiments and modeling of nucleation and condensation in supersonic nozzles, ... continued below

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Wilemski, Gerald January 31, 2009.

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The goals of this project were to (1) explore ways of bridging the gap between fundamental molecular nucleation theories and phenomenological approaches based on thermodynamic reasoning, (2) test and improve binary nucleation theory, and (3) provide the theoretical underpinning for a powerful new experimental technique, small angle neutron scattering (SANS) from nanodroplet aerosols, that can probe the compositional structure of nanodroplets. This report summarizes the accomplishments of this project in realizing these goals. Publications supported by this project fall into three general categories: (1) theoretical work on nucleation theory (2) experiments and modeling of nucleation and condensation in supersonic nozzles, and (3) experimental and theoretical work on nanodroplet structure and neutron scattering. These publications are listed and briefly summarized in this report.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14894 - 4
  • Grant Number: FG02-98ER14894
  • DOI: 10.2172/946706 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 946706
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc900985

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Wilemski, Gerald. Theoretical Studies of Nucleation Kinetics and Nanodroplet Microstructure, report, January 31, 2009; Rolla, Missouri. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900985/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.