par Buess Herman, Claudine
Référence Journal of electroanalytical chemistry and interfacial electrochemistry, 186, 1-2, page (27-39)
Publication Publié, 1985-05
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Non-faradaic phase transitions are fairly common in the field of organic adsorption in interfacial electrochemistry. According to circumstances, these transitions may reflect adsorption-desorption processes, displacement of one surfactant by another, or molecular rearrangement within a compact monolayer. In the present work, the different types of mechanisms by which these phase transitions may proceed are briefly described and the case of nucleation and growth is considered in detail. The nucleation kinetics are developed using the classical theory of nucleation and expressions for the rate of nucleation, the radius and the Gibbs energy of formation of the critical nucleus are derived in terms of the change in specific Gibbs energy in passing from one phase to another. © 1985.