RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 754889207 LA English T1 Nucleation in condensed matter : applications in materials and biology A1 Kelton, K. F., Greer, A. L., PB Elsevier PP Amsterdam; Boston YR 2010 SN 9780080421476 0080421474 AB In Nucleation in Condensed Matter, key theoretical models for nucleation are developed and experimental data are used to discuss their range of validity. A central aim of this book is to enable the reader, when faced with a phenomenon in which nucleation appears to play a role, to determine whether nucleation is indeed important and to develop a quantitative and predictive description of the nucleation behavior. The third section of the book examines nucleation processes in practical situation, ranging from solid-state precipitation to nucleation in biological systems and in food and drink. Nucleation in Condensed Matter is a key reference for an advanced course in phase transformations. It is also an essential resource for researchers in the many fields in which nucleation is important. --Book Jacket.