Accession Number:

AD0611847

Title:

KINETICS OF CONDENSATION FROM THE VAPOR PHASE

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. for Nov 1964-Jan 1965

Corporate Author:

THIOKOL CHEMICAL CORP DENVILLE NJ REACTION MOTORS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The theoretical problems involved in nucleation are being re-examined further. Theoretical computation of cluster energy using a simple molecular- pair model is being explored. The problem is to predict the thermodynamic equilibrium concentration of such clusters. This equilibrium concentration of a certain-sized cluster is related to the free energy of the cluster. The free energy of the cluster in turn involves its translation and rotation energies and also the vibration energy of the cluster. The manuscript titled Re-Examination of Nucleation and Condensation of Water is being revised and a computer is being used to evaluate the energies of various-sized argon clusters. A detailed summary of the computation of cluster energy will be given in the next report.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE