The nucleation behavior of supercooled water vapor in helium

P. Peeters, J.J.H. Gielis, M.E.H. Dongen, van

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The nucleation behavior of supersaturated water vapor in helium is experimentally investigated in the temperature range of 200–240 K. The experiments are performed using a pulse expansion wave tube. The experimental results show a sharp transition in the nucleation rates at 207 K. We suggest that the transition is due to the transition of vapor/liquid to vapor/solid nucleation (ordered with decreasing temperature). A qualitative theoretical explanation is given based on the classical nucleation theory and the surface energy of ice.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)5647-5653
TijdschriftJournal of Chemical Physics
Nummer van het tijdschrift12
StatusGepubliceerd - 2002

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