Critical Nucleus Size at Electrocrystallization

Yu. D. Gamburg Yu. D. Gamburg
Российский электрохимический журнал
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A new interpretation of critical nucleus, which is based on the kinetic analysis of nucleation, is proposed. By critical size of nucleus is meant the size that corresponds to the smallest flux of transition to the next size class. The relationship between the critical size and overpotential and equilibrium surface coverage with adatoms or between the critical size and the specific surface energy and adhesion energy is determined.

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  • Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119071, Russia

    Yu. D. Gamburg

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