The kinetics of condensation behind the shock front

Z. A. Insepov, E. M. Karatajev, G. E. Norman

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The growth and evaporation of clusters is considered in the frame of a quasichemical model of condensation. The rate coefficients of growth and evaporation reactions are calculated using the molecular dynamics method. Condensation of supersaturated Fe vapor behind the shock front is studied. For an explanation of known experimental data the chemical mechanism of dimer formation is considered. Probabilities of dimerization are calculated using the molecular dynamics method. Calculated values of the characteristic time of condensation are in satisfactory agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1991



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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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