On the proximity relation between two surface-melted clusters involved in inter-cluster mass transfer

F. Despa, R. S. Berry

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Abstract

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 (R ∼ t1/2). The change from the expected universal power law (R ∼ t1/3) is a consequence of the proximity relation between these two clusters which lead to enhance the effective transport rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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