The self-consistency correction to homogeneous nucleation: Extension to binary systems

Markku Kulmala, Ari Laaksonen, Steven L. Girshick

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Abstract

The recently presented self-consistency correction to homogeneous nucleation theory is extended to binary homogeneous nucleation. A new expression for the nucleation rate is derived. The significance of the new expression is considered in water-ethanol and water-sulphuric acid systems using three different models based on binary classical nucleation theory: the standard one, the original one and the explicit cluster model. The self-consistent correction factor will increase nucleation rates by some orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

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