Scaling and universality of self-organized patterns on unstable vicinal surfaces

Alberto Pimpinelli, V. Tonchev, A. Videcoq, M. Vladimirova

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Abstract

A unified treatment of the step bunching instability during epitaxial growth was presented. The scaling properties of the self-organized surface patterns were found to depend on the leading power in the expansion of the biased diffusion current in powers of the local surface slope. Results showed the existense of universality classes for the self-organized patterning in models and experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number206103
Pages (from-to)2061031-2061034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2002

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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