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Abstract: We address problems arising in supersaturated systems of small atomicparticles in solids. Nucleation processes in such systems do not seem to followthe classical interpretation but may be indicative of quantal nucleationpartucularly at higher supersaturations. We reconcile Gibbs- free energy DeltaGvs. particle radius r dependence with the double-well oscillator energy vs.configurational coordinate q dependence to take advantage of the solution of awell-known eigenvalue problem. Theoretical results are presented and comparedwith experimental data.



Author: Mladen Georgiev

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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