Texture Evolution during Zinc Electrodeposition
Zinc growth within BMIM OTF displays a surface morphology that has not been described for zinc before; the surface organizes into domains of parallel platelets with the prism facets perpendicular to the surface. Because of this textured morphology, the surface roughness stops growing under some conditions. This cessation of roughening is counter to current models of surface evolution. The coarsening of the grains and the evolution of the roughness are quantitatively described using scaling exponents. The goal of our project is to link early time nucleation events with the onset of large-scale instabilities such as dendrites.
Auspices: Portions of this work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.