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Steady-state and transient nucleation of a new phase in a first-order transition

Examples of crystallization of glasses and of the condensation of excitons to form an electron-hole liquid in germanium are used to study the kinetics of nucleation of a new phase. There are considerable advantages in tackling such model systems rather than other systems undergoing a first-order phase transition. Attention is drawn to two different nucleation regimes: transient and quasisteady-state. Special consideration is given to nucleation in an open system from which nuclei of the new phase may be removed rapidly as a result of diffusion or drift to absorbing walls. In such cases very strong supersaturation may be reached and the threshold of the appearance of a new phase may be independent of temperature.

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PACS: 64.60.Qb, 61.43.Fs, 71.35.Ee, 66.30.−h (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1988v031n06ABEH003567
Citation: Fishman I M "Steady-state and transient nucleation of a new phase in a first-order transition" Sov. Phys. Usp. 31 561–576 (1988)
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Оригинал: Фишман И М «Стационарное и нестационарное зарождение новой фазы при фазовом переходе I рода» УФН 155 329–355 (1988); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0155.198806g.0329

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