Numerical Study of Crystal Size Distribution in Polynuclear Growth

  title={Numerical Study of Crystal Size Distribution in Polynuclear Growth},
  author={Hidetsugu Sakaguchi and Takuma Ohishi},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
The crystal size distribution in polynuclear growth is numerically studied using a coupled map lattice model. The width of the size distribution depends on c/D, where c is the growth rate at interface sites and $D$ is the diffusion constant. When c/D is sufficiently small, the width W increases linearly with c/D and saturates at large c/D. Monodisperse square and cubic crystals are obtained respectively on square and cubic lattices when c/D is sufficiently small for a small kinetic parameter b… 

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