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Nucleation Dynamics of Water Nanodroplets

  • Dipanjan Bhattacharya (a1) (a2), Michel Bosman (a3), Venkata R.S.S. Mokkapati (a4), Fong Yew Leong (a5) and Utkur Mirsaidov (a1) (a6) (a7)...

Abstract

The origin of the condensation of water begins at the nanoscale, a length-scale that is challenging to probe for liquids. In this work we directly image heterogeneous nucleation of water nanodroplets by in situ transmission electron microscopy. Using gold nanoparticles bound to a flat surface as heterogeneous nucleation sites, we observe nucleation and growth of water nanodroplets. The growth of nanodroplet radii follows the power law: R(t)~(tt 0) β , where β~0.2−0.3.

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Nucleation Dynamics of Water Nanodroplets

  • Dipanjan Bhattacharya (a1) (a2), Michel Bosman (a3), Venkata R.S.S. Mokkapati (a4), Fong Yew Leong (a5) and Utkur Mirsaidov (a1) (a6) (a7)...

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