Scale-invariant competitive growth of side branches in a dendritic crystal

Kazuki Kishinawa, Haruo Honjo, Hidetsugu Sakaguchi

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    Abstract

    We experimentally investigated statistical properties of side branches of quasi-two-dimensional N H4 Cl dendritic crystals. The height distributions of the side branches and their number density exhibit scale-invariant power laws. The results are in good agreement with the results of numerical simulations and theories of diffusion-limited needle growth. Our scaling exponents are independent of supersaturation and the statistical properties are universal in dendrites.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number030602
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Volume77
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2008

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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