Kinetic Characteristic of Bubble Nucleation in Superheated Water using Fluid Inclusions

Masayoshi Takahashi, Eiji Izawa, Jiro Etou, Tomoyuki Ohtani

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Water in fluid inclusions achieved a superheated condition by isochoric cooling method and the kinetic characteristic of bubble nucleation in water was investigated. The conventional study did not succeed in drawing a picture of bubble nucleation in water. The present study demonstrates that the homogeneous nucleation theory can describe the kinetic property of bubble nucleation in water, and that density fluctuation is a random event which brings about bubble nucleation in superheated water, and the lifetime of superheated water can be predicted with respect to the depth of penetration into the metastable region by the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2174-2177
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept


  • Bubble nucleation
  • Fluid inclusion
  • Life time
  • Nucleation rate
  • Superheated water


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