Humidity-temperature dependence of domain growth of ascorbic acid crystal

Yoshihiro Yamazaki*, Hiroki Yoshino, Machiko Izui, Yukiko Sato, Mitsugu Matsushita

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Humidity-temperature conditions for the emergence of various domain patterns of ascorbic acid crystal are identified, where the crystal grows from its thinly spreading aqueous solution by solvent evaporation. In particular, under a low-humidity condition, the coexistent pattern is formed by two domains having different growth rates. In the faster growing domain, there exists a clear time delay between the crystal growth in the solution and the drying of the crystal surface. From the shape of the domain boundary in the coexistent pattern, the growth rate ratio between the two domains can be estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074001
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul


  • Crystal growth
  • Domain boundary
  • Growth rate
  • Humidity
  • pattern formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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