Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 552-560

The shape and velocity of interface during the growth of a new phase

František Vodák

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, 166 29 Prague 6


The growth of a new phase in a one-component system is investigated. The relation between the shape and the velocity of a growing interface is formulated. Explicit dependences of this velocity on transport phenomena across and along the interface are derived by methods of the nonequilibrium thermodynamics of the discontinuity surface. Some special cases are discussed.