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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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Surface energy effect on diffusion-controlled particle growth

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Abstract

A theory of diffusion- and surface-energy-governed particle growth is presented for spherical precipitates in solids. The high surface energy of small particles retards the growth in the initial stage of the process. For large particles the limiting case is the diffusion-controlled growth as the surface-energy contribution becomes negligible.

Date

20 Jul 2004

Publication

The Journal of Chemical Physics

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