Ballistic accretion on a point seed

Rambaldi, S. and Salustri, G. and Porcu´, F. and Prodi, F. (1997) Ballistic accretion on a point seed. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (1). pp. 89-102. ISSN 1826-9885


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We carefully discuss the two-dimensional ballistic aggregation process. Studying the microscopic discrete process, we theoretically derive the probability density function describing the single-particle accretion. Using this function, we describe the properties of the “fan”, obtained for ballistic aggregation on the single seed, and we predict its mean density and its opening angle. We discuss the shadowing effect on a microscopic scale, between the single particles and, on a larger scale, between grown structures, deriving the columnar microstructure direction law. Comparisons with numerical experiments are shown.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water in the atmosphere (humidity, clouds, evaporation, precipitation); whiskers and dendrites (growth, structure, and nonelectronic properties)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 09:01

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