We implemented a kinetic Monte Carlo computer simulation of the nucleation process in the framework of the coarse grained scenario of the Classical Nucleation Theory (CNT). The computational approach is efficient for a wide range of temperatures and sample sizes and provides a reliable simulation of the stochastic process. The results for the nucleation rate are in agreement with the CNT predictions based on the stationary solution of the set of differential equations for the continuous variables representing the average population distribution of nuclei size. Time dependent nucleation behavior can also be simulated with results in agreement with previous approaches. The method, here established for the case in which the excess free-energy of a crystalline nucleus is a smooth-function of the size, can be particularly useful when more complex descriptions are required.
|Titolo:||Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of the classical nucleation process|
|Autori interni:||FILIPPONI, Adriano|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|