nucleation

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nucleation

[‚nü·klē′ā·shən]
(chemistry)
In crystallization processes, the formation of new crystal nuclei in supersaturated solutions.
(physical chemistry)
The formation of vapor bubbles in a superheated liquid.
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As the Bragg angle is changed, the four dark regions indicated migrate together toward or away from the center of the crystal, consistent with a central nucleation point followed by homogeneous growth.
The first part of the book presents the instrumentation and techniques used to measure the crystal size distribution, the nucleation point and solubility point, and the chemical composition of the solid and liquid phase.
The book surveys the current research, discusses emerging trends and future applications, and provides an important nucleation point for research.