Classes for growth kinetics problems at low temperatures

Z. W. Lai, Gene F. Mazenko, Oriol T. Valls

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

112 Scopus citations


We consider the determination of universality classes for growth-kinetics problems. We find that many of these problems can be classified into four basic groups characterized by different low-temperature behavior. The classification is based on the study of the scaling laws obeyed by each system by means of a differential renormalization-group equation of the Callen-Symanzik type. Examples are given showing how the classification of particular growth-kinetics problems can be achieved in practice from analysis of numerical data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9481-9494
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


Dive into the research topics of 'Classes for growth kinetics problems at low temperatures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this