The effects of various precipitation conditions on the formation of stable AgBr crystals were studied in a balanced double-jet precipitation. The experimental results showed that the number of stable crystals increased with increasing reactant addition rate and decreased with increasing solubility and temperature. The dependence of the stable crystal number on these precipitation variables, however, did not exhibit the simple proportionality predicted from an expression given by Klein and Moisar. The results can be explained by a theoretical model based on a dynamic mass balance and a growth mechanism which includes bulk diffusion and the Gibbs-Thomson effect. The derivation of this model is given and its application to the interpretation of the experimental results is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Photographic science and engineering|
|State||Published - 1980|
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