Morphogenesis in metal electrodeposition. (English) Zbl 1264.78027

Summary: This paper offers an overview of morphogenetic processes going on in metal electrodeposition processes and provides a systematisation of the morphology classes identified experimentally in terms of an electrokinetic theory accounting for charge-transfer and mass-transport rates. In addition, it provides a review of the modelling work by the authors, based on a reaction-diffusion system coupling morphology with surface chemistry of the growing metal and briefly describes the experimental validation of the model.


78A55 Technical applications of optics and electromagnetic theory
78A35 Motion of charged particles
35K57 Reaction-diffusion equations
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