Quantitative Modeling of Faceted Ice Crystal Growth from Water Vapor Using Cellular Automata

  • Libbrecht K
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We describe a numerical model of faceted crystal growth using a cellular automata method. The model was developed for investigating the diffusion-limited growth of ice crystals from water vapor, when the surface boundary conditions are determined primarily by strongly anisotropic molecular attachment kinetics. We restricted our model to cylindrically symmetric crystal growth with relatively simple growth morphologies, as this was sufficient for making quantitative comparisons between models and ice growth experiments. Overall this numerical model appears to reproduce ice growth behavior with reasonable fidelity over a wide range of conditions. More generally, the model could easily be adapted for other material systems, and the cellular automata technique appears well suited for investigating crystal growth dynamics when strongly anisotropic surface attachment kinetics yields faceted growth morphologies.

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Libbrecht, K. G. (2013). Quantitative Modeling of Faceted Ice Crystal Growth from Water Vapor Using Cellular Automata. Journal of Computational Methods in Physics, 2013, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/174806

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