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Step dynamics on vicinal surfaces using discrete interface models

Upton, P.J. (2006). Step dynamics on vicinal surfaces using discrete interface models. Physical Review E, 73 031601-031604.

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Fluctuations of a single step on a vicinal surface are investigated using a discrete model designed to go further in capturing atomistic effects than usually achieved with continuum models. Variants of the model to incorporate the following three types of adatom dynamics are studied: attachment-detachment; periphery (step-edge) diffusion; and terrace diffusion. The dynamic exponent z is determined for each type as well as crossover functions joining three distinct scaling regimes.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1550-2376
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 4496
Depositing User: Paul Upton
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 11:04
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