Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 223–235 | Cite as

A Discrete Scheme for Parametric Anisotropic Surface Diffusion



In this note we present, how anisotropic surface energies may be incorporated into the finite element method for parametric surface diffusion given by Bänsch et al. [2004. J. Comput. Phys. 203, 321–343]. We present the adapted variational formulation, and the resulting semi-implicit discretization. Finally several simulations with strong (convex) anisotropies are shown, where the corresponding Wulff shapes are approached as the steady state


Surface diffusion anisotropy parametric finite elements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Crystal Growth GroupResearch center caesarBonnGermany

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