Reply to "comment on 'Simple improvements to classical bubble nucleation models' "

Kyoko K. Tanaka, Hidekazu Tanaka, Raymond Angélil, Jürg Diemand

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We reply to the Comment by Schmelzer and Baidakov [Phys. Rev. E 94, 026801 (2016)].10.1103/PhysRevE.94.026801 They suggest that a more modern approach than the classic description by Tolman is necessary to model the surface tension of curved interfaces. Therefore we now consider the higher-order Helfrich correction, rather than the simpler first-order Tolman correction. Using a recent parametrization of the Helfrich correction provided by Wilhelmsen [J. Chem. Phys. 142, 064706 (2015)]JCPSA60021-960610.1063/1.4907588, we test this description against measurements from our simulations, and find an agreement stronger than what the pure Tolman description offers. Our analyses suggest a necessary correction of order higher than the second for small bubbles with radius 1 nm. In addition, we respond to other minor criticism about our results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026802
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1


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