The role of discrete-particle noise in the Ostwald ripening

B. Meerson*, L. M. Sander, P. Smereka

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We investigate the role of discrete-particle noise in interface-controlled Ostwald ripening. We introduce the noise within the framework of the Becker-Döring equations, and employ both Monte Carlo simulations and direct numerical solution of these equations. We find that the noise drives the system towards a unique scaling regime describable by a limiting solution of a classical continuum theory due to Lifshitz, Slyozov and Wagner. The convergence towards the scaling solution is extremely slow, and we report a systematic deviation between the observed small correction to scaling and a theoretical prediction of this quantity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)604-610
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2005


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