Fractal growth in impurity-controlled solidification in lipid monolayers
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A simple two-dimensional microscopic model is proposed to describe solidifcation processes in systems with impurities which are miscible only in the fluid phase. Computer simulation of the model shows that the resulting solids are fractal over a wide range of impurity concentrations and impurity diffusional constants. A fractal-forming mechanism is suggested for impurity-controlled solidification which is consistent with recent experimental observations of fractal growth of solid phospholipid domains in monolayers.
|Journal||The Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1987|