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Heterogeneous nucleation in and out of pores

Page, AJ and Sear, RP (2006) Heterogeneous nucleation in and out of pores PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 97 (6). ? - ?. ISSN 0031-9007


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We study the nucleation of a new thermodynamic phase in pores and find that the nucleation often proceeds via two steps: nucleation of pore filling, and nucleation out of the pore. These two rates have opposing dependencies on pore size, resulting in a pore size at which the nucleation rate of the new phase is maximal. This finding is relevant to attempts to design and use porous media to crystallize proteins.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Multidisciplinary, Physics, MODEL, METASTABILITY
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:27

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