Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published April 1986 | public
Journal Article

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


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."

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.

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 23, 2023