A facet is not an island: Step-step interactions and the fluctuations of the boundary of a crystal facet

Alberto Pimpinelli, M. Degawa, T. L. Einstein, Ellen D. Williams

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Abstract

In a recent paper [P.L. Ferrari, M. Prähofer, H. Spohn, Phys. Rev. E 69 (2004) 035102(R)], the scaling law of the fluctuations of the step limiting a crystal facet, as a function of the facet size, was computed. Ferrari et al. use rigorous, but physically rather obscure arguments. Approaching the problem from a different perspective, we rederive more transparently the scaling behavior of facet edge fluctuations as a function of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L355-L360
JournalSurface Science
Volume598
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2005

Keywords

  • Morphology
  • Single-crystal surfaces: curved surfaces
  • Stepped surfaces
  • Surface structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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