New crystal growth model based on a stochastic method under an external field

Hiroshi Mizuseki, Kazumi Tanaka, Kaoru Ohno, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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A new crystal growth model, based on Monte Carlo simulation, is introduced to describe the diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) with an external force that arises from Lorentz's and/or Coulombic interactions. Specific crystal patterns grown under these external forces are reproduced by a Monte Carlo simulation. In the present multi-purpose model, the basic movement of a particle is a random walk, with different transition probabilities in different directions to represent the effect of the external forces. In some cases, patterns that are qualitatively different from standard DLA clusters are observed, and they are successfully compared with existing experiments and theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications


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