Shock Tube Study of Droplet-Vapor Phase Transition of Hexane in Argon
A shock tube technique in combination with Mie light scattering was employed to determine the state of hexane vapor at which homogeneous nucleation at a rate of 107 cm–3.s–1 takes place. The growth process of the nuclei into droplets was monitored as well as the reevaporation of droplets after shock heating. Comparisons with model calculations were carried out.
Key wordsHomogenous nucleation Droplets Shock tube
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