Volume 102, Number 5, June 2013
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||19 June 2013|
Precipitation dendrites in channel flow
1 Physics of Geological Processes, Department of Physics, University of Oslo - 0316 Oslo, Norway
2 Palaeontological Museum, University of Oslo - Sars gate 1, 0562 Oslo, Norway
3 Physics of Geological Processes, Department of Geoscience, University of Oslo - 0316 Oslo, Norway
Received: 9 April 2013
Accepted: 23 May 2013
Precipitation on rough walls under a channel flow of a supersaturated fluid can lead to dendrite pattern formation. A passive advection of a solute has a great influence on the dendrite morphology similar to the convection effect on the solidification dendrites emerging from an undercooled liquid. We show how the asymmetric dendrite growth depends on the solute advection and turbulent mixing. Implications of our study on the generic mineral scale formation phenomena are also discussed.
PACS: 47.70.-n – Reactive and radiative flows / 47.27.Cn – Transition to turbulence / 68.70.+w – Whiskers and dendrites (growth, structure, and nonelectronic properties)
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