Formation of a dense branching morphology in interfacial growth

E. Ben-Jacob, G. Deutscher, P. Garik, Nigel D. Goldenfeld, Y. Lareah

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We present experimental evidence of a distinct dense branching morphology as a fundamental pattern for diffusion-controlled interfacial growth. The dense branching morphology is characterized by its circular envelope modulated by leading branch tips. The development of this pattern in two dimensions is studied in a Hele-Shaw cell and in amorphous annealing. We find agreement between the Hele-Shaw experiment and a linear stability analysis including a kinetic term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1903-1906
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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