A theory of dendritic growth is reviewed, which accounts, in principle, for the growth rate and shape of dendrites in solidification, electrochemical deposition, and two-phase fluid flow. A variety of different growth forms is possible, depending upon both the degree of anisotropy and the deviation from equilibrium of the system. The possible morphologies have been explored in both fluid systems, which are an analogue for solidification, and electrochemical deposition. Speculation as to how dendritic growth in batteries can be controlled is briefly mentioned.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering