Microcluster Growth: Transition from Successive Monomer Addition to Coagulation
The transition in cluster growth from succesive monomer absorption to cluster coalescence has been observed for CO2 condensed in a supersonic beam under high pressure. A model which considers all cluster-cluster reactions achieves good qualitative agreement with the measured size distributions of the clusters. This is the first attempt to fit an experimental cluster spectrum from a first-principles model.
Physical Reviw Letters
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J. M. Soler, N. Garcia, O. Echt, K. Sattler and E. Recknagel, Microcluster Growth: Transition from Successive Monomer Addition to Coagulation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 49 (1982) 1857
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