Dendritic pattern formation at the interface between liquid and solid is a commonly observed phenomenon in crystal growth and solidification process. Fig. 1.1 shows a snow flake, which describes a typical case of dendrite growth (Kobayashi and Furukawa, 1991, Takahashi et al, 1995).


Convective Flow Dendritic Growth Heat Conduction Equation Thermal Diffusion Length Intrinsic Length Scale 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian-Jun Xu
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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