Following an analysis of unresolved problems together with proposed solutions, the book develops a theoretical description of the overall course of first–order phase transformations, starting from the nucleation state right up to the late stages of coarsening. In so doing, the author illustrates the results by way of numerical computations and experimental applications. The outline of the general results is performed for segregation processes in solutions and the results used in the analysis of a variety of different topics, such as phase formation in multi–component solutions, boiling in one– and multi–component liquids, vacancy cluster evolution in solids with and without influence of radiation, as well as phase separation in helium at low temperatures.
The result is a detailed overview of the theoretical description of the whole course of nucleation–growth processes and applications for a wide audience of scientists and students.
Kinetics of Nucleation–Growth Processes: The First Stages
Theory of the Late Stages of Nucleation–Growth Processes: Ostwald Ripening
Shapes of Cluster Size Distributions Evolving in Nucleation and Growth Processes
Coarsening under the Influence of Elastic Stresses and in Porous Materials