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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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There is no published literature about nucleate pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of a refrigerant/oil mixture on a metal foam cover at oil concentrations of more than 5%, and the research on the influence of oil at the concentration of more than 5% is only done on plain surfaces or tubes.
Figure 1 shows the experimental equipment for testing the nucleate pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of a refrigerant/oil mixture on metal foam covers.
In many papers the transient heat conduction is recognized as the most important mechanism of heat transfer in the nucleate boiling.
To quantify convective effects caused by bubble activity a partial nucleate boiling has been investigated experimentally using PIV measurement technique.
The significant decrease in local heat transfer coefficients is considered due to the nucleate boiling being suppressed by the oil film.
This implies that the flow boiling heat transfer is dominated by nucleate boiling in this case too.
2] inclusions may be harmful because they nucleate pores.
The nucleate condensation physics works extremely well with very tiny particles and is so rapid and efficient that it suggests that the TIPS process will be less costly than current atmospheric or low-pressure systems with comparable emmissions performance.
Although the pigment particles do not nucleate the crystallizing melt to the same extent as the nucleating agent present in the FINA 5042S resin, a fourfold increase in crystallization rate is nevertheless obtained, with a corresponding twofold reduction in crystallite size distribution.
In the experiments, it was clear from metallographic observations and electron backscattering diffraction analysis that in high purity Al-Si binary alloys, the Al-Si eutectic usually nucleates from the surface aluminum dendrites.
The most powerful nucleates for hydrogen precipitation are oxides--especially those that trap gaseous phases through turbulence in gating, pouring, melt handling and treatment.
Microcellular processing consists of three main processing elements: forming a polymer/gas solution, inducing a rapid thermodynamic instability that simultaneously nucleates a very large number of micro-voids, and controlling/stabilizing the expanding microcells (4-13).