Intrinsic instability of the concentration field in diffusion-limited growth and its effect on crystallization. Journal Article uri icon



  • The dynamic behavior of the concentration field in crystallization is investigated by considering the coupling of the bulk concentration field and interfacial kinetics. It is shown that the concentration field may become unstable for perturbations with certain wavelength. When instability occurs, the physical environment in front of the growing interface will fluctuate and the interfacial growth mode will be affected accordingly. We suggest that our analysis can be used to interpret some spatial-temporal instabilities observed in crystallization.

publication date

  • August 1, 1999

Date in CU Experts

  • November 15, 2013 1:59 AM

Full Author List

  • Wang M; Yin XB; Vekilov PG; Peng RW; Ming NB

author count

  • 5

citation count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-651X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1901

end page

  • 1905


  • 60


  • 2 Pt B