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Effect of spatial inhomogeneities on the rate of homogeneous nucleation in systems with aerosol particles

Stern, Jennifer E. and Wu, Jin-Jwang and Flagan, Richard C. and Seinfeld, John H. (1986) Effect of spatial inhomogeneities on the rate of homogeneous nucleation in systems with aerosol particles. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 110 (2). pp. 533-543. ISSN 0021-9797. doi:10.1016/0021-9797(86)90406-6.

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The presence of growing particles in a system leads to spatial inhomogeneities in the vapor concentration. The effect of these spatial variations on the rate of formation of new particles by homogeneous nucleation is examined theoretically using a cell model. Results indicate that the presence of these inhomogeneities in systems both with and without initial aerosol has generally little effect on the final number concentration of particles following a nucleation "event."

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Additional Information:© 1986 Academic Press. Received June 10, 1985; accepted September 4, 1985. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-8208625 and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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