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nu·cle·a·tion

(nū-klē-ā'shŭn),
Process of forming a nidus (4).

nucleation

The process of forming a nucleus.
 
Chemistry
The formation of crystals in a supersaturated inorganic solution.
 
Physiology
The assembly of G-actin subunits into small oligomers, which is a rate-limiting step in actin polymerisation.

nu·cle·a·tion

(nū'klē-ā'shŭn)
Process of forming a nidus (4).
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This correlation is caused by the fact that the process of bubble nucleation is extended in the time and some gas is spent not only for the creation of new bubbles but also for the growth of already formed ones.
One concrete case would be the nucleation and growth of ferrite from austenite in an iron-carbon alloy.
Where N(t) is the nucleation frequency at temperature T, F is the proportion of droplets unfrozen and V is the volume of individual droplets.
Alamgir and Lienhard (1981) correlated the underpressure of vaporization of hot water with the system variables and proposed the following correlation based on heterogeneous nucleation theory:
The main features of this regime in the vicinity of the boiling surface are: (1) there are no lateral interactions between vapor columns originating from adjacent nucleation sites, (2) interactions between bubbles within column in vertical direction are weak and (3) bubbles in the main keep spherical or ellipsoidal shape.
2] and techniques of study, and proceeds to a discussion of sponge spicules and diatoms and the specific proteins thought responsible for silica nucleation.
The researchers also found that calcium ion inhibits the primary nucleation of the newly identified double salt.
Though not well understood, these stresses can result from the nucleation and growth process (e.
Among its elements are robot axes, monitoring equipment, a flushing unit, mixing and dispensing head, and a specialized nucleation, or dispersion, system.
Scientists have developed theories about nucleation for decades, but they hadn't actually witnessed nuclei forming in solution.