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.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 28 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics