Growth rate distribution of NH4Cl dendrite and its scaling structure

Hiroshi Miki, Haruo Honjo

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    Scaling structure of the growth rate distribution on the interface of a dendritic pattern is investigated. The distribution is evaluated for an NH 4Cl quasi-two-dimensional crystal by numerically solving the Laplace equation with the boundary condition taking account of the surface tension effect. It is found that the distribution has multifractality and the surface tension effect is almost ineffective in the unscreened large growth region. The values of the minimum singular exponent and the fractal dimension are smaller than those for the diffusion-limited aggregation pattern. The Makarov's theorem, the information dimension equals one, and the Turkevich-Scher conjecture between the fractal dimension and the minimum singularity exponent hold.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number061603
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 13 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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