Solidification is a process in which crystals form in a supercooled melt. The crystallization process itself produces some effects that tend to inhibit crystal growth: the diffusion of latent heat at the solid-liquid interface and surface tension. We present a deterministic cellular automaton model of crystal growth (Liu and Goldenfeld, 1990) that explicitly incorporates these two growth inhibition effects.
KeywordsLatent Heat Growth Inhibition Effect Local Interface Phase Transformation Process Graphic Show
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- Liu, Fong and Goldenfeld, Nigel. 1990. “Generic features of late-stage crystal growth.” Phys. Rev. A, 42, 895–903.Google Scholar