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Classical Nucleation theory two dimensions

  1. Mar 12, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I'm having trouble understanding a problem on CNT in 2d.
    I'm given the equation

    [itex]\Delta G = \frac{4}{3} \pi R^3 \rho_s \Delta \mu + 4\pi R^2 \gamma[/itex]

    for nucleation in 3d. Here mu is the difference in chemical potential between the solid and liquid phase, R is the radius of the spherical solid that forms, gamma is the surface tension. Now I'm trying to the find the analogous formula for nucleation in 2 dimensions.

    What is that equation? I have only found things that produce nonsense.
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