Dendritic Crystal Growth: Recent Progress and Current Issues

  • D. A. Kessler
  • H. Levine
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 41)


We discuss recent progress in the understanding of pattern selection in dendritic crystal growth. In particular, we focus on the mechanism of “microscopic solvability” which has allowed the prediction of tip shape, velocity, and sidebranch spacing of the growing dendrite. Also, the experimentally observed role of the crystal anisotropy emerges naturally from the theory within this approach. At the end, we introduce several topics of current interest, drawn from the fields of solidification, multiphase fluid flow and electrochemical deposition.


Directional Solidification Peclet Number Crystal Anisotropy Dendritic Crystal Pivalic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Kessler
    • 1
  • H. Levine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Schlumberger-Doll ResearchRidgefieldUSA

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