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Nucleation of droplets in the bulk of ideally pure supersaturated vapours is a classical example of HON. 1) Fig. 2 Old phase of M molecules before (state 1) and after (state 2) homogeneous formation of a cluster of n molecules. and in its final state 2 when it contains a cluster of n molecules (n = 1, 2, 9 and has Gibbs free energy G2. 2). This surface is a mathematical device introduced first by Gibbs  to account for the presence of the density profile appearing as a result of the difference in the densities of the old and the new phases (Fig.
85, must be spent by the system only because all M molecules in it take part in the phase transition. It is clear, therefore, that it is highly improbable for the system to follow the path of spatially uniform change of its density because of the energetically high price of this path. Another conceivable path for the phase transition, which in the light of the aforesaid seems energetically much less expensive, corresponds to a non-uniform change of the density of the old phase into the density of the 18 Nucleation: Basic Theory with Applications new one.
The activity at which the solute and the condensate are in phase equilibrium. 12) Combining the above two expressions with eq. 1) yields [Walton 1969a; S6hnel and Garside 1992] A/~(a, T) - k T l n [a/a~(T)]. 13) becomes [Nielsen 1964; S6hnel and Garside 1992] A/~(C, T) = kT In [C/Ce(T)]. 14) cover also the case of decay of solids by 'condensation' of atomic vacancies (the old 'phase') 'dissolved' in them [Hirth and Pound 1963]. This 'condensation' leads to the appearance of macroscopic cavities (the new 'phase') in the solid.