Interfacial Pattern formation: A Progress Report

D. Kessler, H Levine

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Interfacial patterns such as those which arise during dendritic solidification, viscous fingering and electrochemical deposition have long been of scientific and technological interest. Until recently, however, even the simplest steady-state structures have eluded theoretical treatment. In this talk, I review the progress made over the past several years towards remedying this situation. Specifically, I explain how the paradigm of microscopic solvability can be used to explain unique steady-state patterns and why secondary instabilities such as tip-splitting or sidebranching are inevitable. I focus on the Saffman-Taylor finger in a channel to illustrate the general framework
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNonlinearities in Condensed Matter Physics
EditorsD. Kessler
Place of PublicationBerlin
StatePublished - 1988


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