Math. Model. Nat. Phenom.
Volume 7, Number 4, 2012Modelling phenomena on micro- and nanoscale
|Page(s)||39 - 52|
|Published online||09 July 2012|
A Discrete Model For Pattern Formation In Volatile Thin Films
The Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew
University, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
∗ Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
We introduce a model, similar to diffusion limited aggregation (DLA), which serves as a discrete analog of the continuous dynamics of evaporation of thin liquid films. Within mean field approximation the dynamics of this model, averaged over many realizations of the growing cluster, reduces to that of the idealized evaporation model in which surface tension is neglected. However fluctuations beyond the mean field level play an important role, and we study their effect on the conserved quantities of the idealized evaporation model. Assuming the cluster to be a fractal, a heuristic approach is developed in order to explain the distinctive increase of the fractal dimension with the cluster size.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 82B24 / 82C24
Key words: viscous fingering / diffusion limited aggregation / reaction-diffusion
© EDP Sciences, 2012
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