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Ion-induced nucleation: A density functional approach

Kusaka, I. and Wang, Z.-G. and Seinfeld, J. H. (1995) Ion-induced nucleation: A density functional approach. Journal of Chemical Physics, 102 (2). pp. 913-924. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KUSjcp95a

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Abstract

Density functional theory is applied to ion-induced nucleation of dipolar molecules. The predicted reversible work shows a sign preference, resulting in a difference in the nucleation rate by a factor of 10–10^2, for realistic values of model parameters. The sign effect is found to decrease systematically as the supersaturation is increased. The asymmetry of a molecule is shown to be directly responsible for the sign preference in ion-induced nucleation.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:©1995 American Institute of Physics. (Received 4 August 1994; accepted 4 October 1994) This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. ATM-9307603.
Subject Keywords:NUCLEATION; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DIPOLES; MOLECULES; REVERSIBLE PROCESSES; IONS; SUPERSATURATION; ASYMMETRY; ENHANCEMENT; VAPORS; DROPLETS
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:KUSjcp95a
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KUSjcp95a
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.469158
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