Critical nucleus radius and activation energy for nucleation

Homogeneous nucleation

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How can the Gibbs energy be used to assess whether a process is voluntary or not?How...

Amorphous metals

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What are amorphous metals (metallic glasses)?Why is glass a thermodynamic liquid?What is meant by the term glass...
Cooling curve of a pure substance

Heat of solidification

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Why does the temperature remain constant when pure substances solidify?How can it be explained on a...
Conditions for solidification

Conditions of solidification

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Which atomic processes take place during solidification?What conditions must be fullfiled for crystallization?What is supercooling?What are...