Critical Nucleus Size at Electrocrystallization
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.
Keywordselectrocrystallization crystal nuclei clusters overpotential
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