Coexistence of symmetric and parity-broken dendrites in a channel

Raz Kupferman*, David A. Kessler, Eshel Ben-Jacob

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We numerically solve the steady-state equation and the stability spectrum for solidification in a channel. For a large range of parameters stable symmetric and stable parity-broken solutions coexist. The branches of parity-broken solutions are found to originate from the symmetric solutions through standard bifurcations.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)451-464
Number of pages14
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

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his valuable comments. We acknowledge the support of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. This study was partially supported by a grant from the G.I.F., the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. DAK is a Guastella Fellow, supported by the Raschi Foundation.


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