Experimental demonstration of the role of anisotropy in interfacial pattern formation

E. Ben-Jacob, R. Godbey, Nigel D Goldenfeld, J. Koplik, H. Levine, T. Mueller, L. M. Sander

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Abstract

We impose anisotropy in modified Hele-Shaw experiments by engraving a grid on one of the plates. Without anisotropy, the dynamics is dominated by tip bifurcations leading to a branched ramified structure. With anisotropy, a dendritic pattern forms, in qualitative agreement with the prediction of recent studies of local growth models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1318
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume55
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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