Growth of three-dimensional structures by atomic deposition on surfaces containing defects: Simulations and theory

Pablo Jensen, Hernán Larralde, Muriel Meunier, Alberto Pimpinelli

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Abstract

We perform a comprehensive study of the formation of three-dimensional (pyramidal) structures in a large range of conditions, including the possible evaporation of adatoms from the surface and the presence of surface defects. We compare our computer simulations with theoretical calculations of the growth and find good agreement between them. This work clarifies previous studies of three-dimensional growth and predicts the island size distributions obtained in the different regimes. Finally, we show how our analysis can be used to interpret experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-476
Number of pages19
JournalSurface Science
Volume412-413
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 1998

Keywords

  • Atomistic dynamics
  • Computer simulations
  • Evaporation and sublimation
  • Models of non-equilibrium phenomena
  • Models of surface kinetics
  • Nucleation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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