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Laser-driven accelerated growth of dendritic patterns

  title={Laser-driven accelerated growth of dendritic patterns},
  author={Himanish Basu and Kiran M. Kolwankar and Aditya K. Dharmadhikari and Jayashree A. Dharmadhikari and Kapil Bambardekar and S. Sharma and Deepak Mathur},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
We report a scheme for very significantly accelerating growth of dendritic patterns in diverse liquids, making use of only a few hundred microwatts of laser power in the presence of an efficient absorber like carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The CNTs act as a heat source that drives dendritic growth; their anisotropy ensures a rich diversity of branched patterns. We rationalize the unprecedented speed of dendritic growth using a diffusion equation for the temperature field with an additional source…