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.
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