Interface shape and concentration distribution in crystallization from solution under microgravity

Citation
Yc. Liu et al., Interface shape and concentration distribution in crystallization from solution under microgravity, ACT PHY C E, 8(12), 1999, pp. 881-888
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
ACTA PHYSICA SINICA-OVERSEAS EDITION
ISSN journal
1004-423X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
12
Year of publication
1999
Pages
881 - 888
Database
ISI
SICI code
1004-423X(199912)8:12<881:ISACDI>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The influence of the gravity and interface kinetics on interface shape and interfacial concentration distribution was numerically investigated by usin g Galerkin finite element method. A boundary mapping technique was used for dealing with free boundary problem. A two-dimensional steady-state model o f TGS crystal growth was developed. The results show that with the increase of the gravity level, the growth rate becomes faster, the growth face beco mes more curved and interfacial concentration distribution more non-uniform . The consideration of interface kinetics will cause the decrease of growth rate as compared with the pure transport model. It seems that the interfac e shape does not change very much within two cases of k = 5.7 cm(4)/(mol.s) and k = infinity, but its position does.