K. , Selvaraju and K. , Kirubavathi and N. , Vijayan and S. , Kumararaman (2008) Investigations on the nucleation kinetics of methyl-para-hydroxy benzoate single crystals. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 403 (10-11). pp. 1860-1862. ISSN 0921-4526

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The solubility, metastable zone width and induction period have been determined for the solution grown methyl-para-hydroxy benzoate (MHB) single crystals. Nucleation parameters such as Gibbs free energy, radius of critical nucleus, critical free energy barrier and number of molecules in the critical nucleus and nucleation rate have also been investigated. Interfacial energy has been estimated using the experimentally determined induction period values. It is observed that the nucleation rate increases with the increase of supersaturation. The evaluated interfacial tension values are found to be comparable with the theoretical values. The growth parameters of MHB were optimized for the growth of large size crystals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interfacial tension; Nonlinear optical
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 06:42
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1081

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