100 years after the first observation of ripening by Ostwald and 40 years after the first publication of a theory describing this process, this monograph presents in a self-consistent and comprehensive manner, all the bits and pieces of coarsening theories so that the main issues and the underlying mathematics of self-similar coarsening of dispersed systems can be understood. Rather than giving a complete survey of the field, it presents a careful derivation of the existing results and places them into some perspective.
First coherent publication of these important phenomena in materials processingInhalt
1. Introduction.- 2. Thermodynamics of alloys.- 3. Transport of heat and mass.- 4. Growth.- 5. Statistics of growth.- 6. Coarsening Basics and Growth Laws.- 7. Ostwald ripening Wagner analysis.- 8. Ostwald ripening Marqusee and Ross type analysis.- 9. Multiparticle diffusion analysis.- 10. Nucleation, Growth and Coarsening.- A. Droplet and particle motion.- A.1 Some basic fluid dynamic equations.- A.2 Solid sphere moving in a gravity field.- A.3 Droplet moving in a gravity field.- A.4 Thermocapillary convection and motion.- B. Nucleation.- B.1 Thermodynamics of nucleation.- B.2 Kinetic theory of nucleation.- B.2.1 Stationary nucleation rate.- B.2.2 Time dependent nucleation.- B.3 Heterogeneous nucleation.- List of Variables.