Exploration of phase field parameter space
Here's a new project we are working on. It is based on a simulation of solidification in supercooled liquids. As the liquid turns to solid, it forms a dendritic structure (this is how snowflakes form). We've taken this physical system and modified it to create a non-physical one where both the solid and liquid phase to grow into each other, giving a more symmetric boundary condition where the phases interlock.
The video shows a few of the 10,000 images we generated to explore the system's parameter space. Warning: This video is extremely repetitive. If you are impatient, skip around to see more pattern diversity.