Capture numbers in the presence of repulsive adsorbate interactions

  title={Capture numbers in the presence of repulsive adsorbate interactions},
  author={J. A. Venables and Harald Brune},
Capture numbers are used in models of nucleation and growth on surfaces, and have been widely applied to predict nucleation densities and other quantities via rate equations. In conventional nucleation theory, much effort has historically been expended on obtaining good expressions for capture numbers in the diffusion-limited case. However, recent experiments and calculations have shown that weak repulsive interactions between adsorbate atoms on relatively smooth (e.g. close-packed metal… CONTINUE READING


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