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dc.contributor.authorCartwright, J.H.E.
dc.contributor.authorCheca, A.G.
dc.contributor.authorEscribano, B.
dc.contributor.authorSainz-Díaz, C.I.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-21T08:16:49Z
dc.date.available2017-02-21T08:16:49Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-31
dc.identifier.issn1364-503X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11824/424
dc.description.abstractCrystal growth has been widely studied for many years, and, since the pioneering work of Burton, Cabrera and Frank, spirals and target patterns on the crystal surface have been understood as forms of tangential crystal growth mediated by defects and by twodimensional nucleation. Similar spirals and target patterns are ubiquitous in physical systems describable as excitable media. Here, we demonstrate that this is not merely a superficial resemblance, that the physics of crystal growth can be set within the framework of an excitable medium, and that appreciating this correspondence may prove useful to both fields. Apart from solid crystals, we discuss how our model applies to the biomaterial nacre, formed by layer growth of a biological liquid crystal.
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dc.rightsReconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Españaen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/es/en_US
dc.subjectCrystal morphology
dc.subjectDefects
dc.subjectGrowth models
dc.subjectNucleation
dc.titleCrystal growth as an excitable medium
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsta.2011.0600
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dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen_US
dc.journal.titlePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciencesen_US


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