A software program to investigate the nucleation kinetics of solution grown crystals using MATLAB platform

Published: 1 February 2014| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2yhw62v9bk.1
S. Rama, C. Surendra Dilip, Rajesh Narayana Perumal


Abstract A software program has been developed on the MATLAB platform, which is useful for studying the nucleation kinetics of crystals grown from solutions. Nucleation parameters such as interfacial energy (σ), metastable zone width (ΔT_(max)), volume free energy (ΔG_v ), critical energy barrier for nucleation (ΔG*), radius of the critical nucleus (r*) and nucleation rate (J) of the crystals are determined from classical nucleation theory. The Metastable Zone Width (MZW) of the crystals is explored... Title of program: Nucleation Catalogue Id: AERG_v1_0 Nature of problem In crystal growth, the knowledge of nucleation thermodynamical parameters like interfacial energy, meta-stable zone width (supercooling temperature), volume free energy, critical energy barrier for nucleation, radius of critical nucleus and nucleation rates are essential for the growth of good quality bulk single crystals. In these parameters, metastable zone width determination is very useful for growth. Also some curve fitting tool is needed to obtain more information about nucleation kinetics ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AERG_v1_0; Nucleation; 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.10.010 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Crystallography, Computational Physics