Superlattices and long-range order in electrodeposited dendrites

David G. Grier, Kimberly Allen, Rachel S. Goldman, Leonard M. Sander, Roy Clarke

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We observe the spontaneous reemergence of long-range crystalline order in the electrochemical deposition of metal dendrites very far from equilibrium. This long-range order appears simultaneously with novel superlattice structures as revealed by high-resolution x-ray and electron diffraction. In order to explain these observations, we propose a simple picture, which we call the keystone model, for electrocrystallization in an aqueous environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2152-2155
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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    Grier, D. G., Allen, K., Goldman, R. S., Sander, L. M., & Clarke, R. (1990). Superlattices and long-range order in electrodeposited dendrites. Physical Review Letters, 64(18), 2152-2155.