Russian Journal of Electrochemistry

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 475–477 | Cite as

Critical Nucleus Size at Electrocrystallization

  • Yu. D. GamburgEmail author
Short Communications


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.


electrocrystallization crystal nuclei clusters overpotential 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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