8. Geometric Constraints in the Self-Assembly of Mineral Dendrites and Platelets

  1. Gregoire Nicolis2 and
  2. Dominique Maes3
  1. John J. Kozak

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch8

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

How to Cite

Kozak, J. J. (2012) Geometric Constraints in the Self-Assembly of Mineral Dendrites and Platelets, in Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151 (eds G. Nicolis and D. Maes), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, 3 Avenue Circulaire, 1180 Brussels, Belgium, Germany

  2. 3

    Structural Biology Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium, Germany

Author Information

  1. DePaul University, 243 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604-2301, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Advances in Chemical Physics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Stuart A. Rice and
  2. Aaron R. Dinner

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118167830

Online ISBN: 9781118309513

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Keywords:

  • geometric constraints in self-assembly, of dendrites, platelets;
  • scenarios in self-assembly of nucleation, stochastic consequences;
  • morphological difference, “perfect” symmetry of zincite “snowflakes”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Description of the Model

  • Island Growth in d = 2

  • Island Growth in d = 3

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References