On the proximity relation between two surface-melted clusters involved in inter-cluster mass transfer
Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
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Published online: 15 September 2001
We explore the way free particles produced by dissociating "particle-hole pairs" on a surface-melted cluster can be transferred to a second, nearby surface-melted cluster. This mass transport is based on an inter-cluster direct transfer mechanism of the particles. We found that in this particular case one cluster may grow at the expense of another, obeying a temporal power law with the exponent 1/2 for the average radius . The change from the expected universal power law is a consequence of the proximity relation between these two clusters which lead to enhance the effective transport rates.
PACS: 36.40.-c – Atomic and molecular clusters / 81.10.-h – Methods of crystal growth; physics of crystal growth
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001