Diffusional interactions within the Ostwald Ripening process are analyzed in the present paper. An off-centre diffusion approach is performed to point out the direct correlation between the size of clusters. Herein the diffusion solution is derived as a function of both the growing and shriniking cluster sizes. Also, it is shown that the frequency transfer of particles between the shrinking cluster and the growing one may acquire high values due to the medium polarization. As a result, the temporal power law of the cluster growth derived in this theoretical model differs from that predicted by the LSW theory. Experimental data for Ag clusters embedded in a KCl matrix are analyzed both by the present theory and by the LSW theory.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Physik D-Atoms Molecules and Clusters|
|State||Published - Aug 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics