Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B
ISSN 1673-1581(Print), 1862-1783(Online), Monthly
2005 Vol.6 No.8 P.705~707
On the critical radius in generalized Ostwald ripening
Abstract: The relation between the critical radius and the particle size distribution for generalized Ostwald type ripening processes whereby the mass transfer coefficient is modelled by a power law was derived. The critical radius is determined by the growth rate, the mass transfer coefficient and the mass balance, and is independent of whether the limiting stationary growth regime has been obtained.
Key words: Ostwald ripening, Critical radius, Particle size distribution, Power-law mass transfer coefficient
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