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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Physical Journal D|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics