Libbrecht, Kenneth G. (1999) Cylindrically symmetric Green’s function approach for modeling the crystal growth morphology of ice. Physical Review E, 60 (2). pp. 1967-1974. ISSN 1063-651X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LIBpre99a
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We describe a front-tracking Green’s function approach to modeling cylindrically symmetric crystal growth. This method is simple to implement, and with little computer power can adequately model a wide range of physical situations. We apply the method to modeling the hexagonal prism growth of ice crystals, which is governed primarily by diffusion along with anisotropic surface kinetic processes. From ice crystal growth observations in air, we derive measurements of the kinetic growth coefficients for the basal and prism faces as a function of temperature, for supersaturations near the water saturation level. These measurements are interpreted in the context of a model for the nucleation and growth of ice, in which the growth dynamics are dominated by the structure of a disordered layer on the ice surfaces.
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