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Islands, Mounds and Atoms : Springer Surface Sciences - Thomas Michely

Islands, Mounds and Atoms

Springer Surface Sciences

Hardcover Published: 10th October 2003
ISBN: 9783540407287
Number Of Pages: 315

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Crystal growth far from thermodynamic equilibrium is nothing but homoepitaxy - thin film growth on a crystalline substrate of the same material. Because of the absence of misfit effects, homoepitaxy is an ideal playground to study growth kinetics in its pure form. Despite its conceptual simplicity, homoepitaxy gives rise to a wide range of patterns. This book explains the formation of such patterns in terms of elementary atomic processes, using the well-studied Pt/Pt(111) system as a reference point and a large number of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy images for visualization. Topics include surface diffusion, nucleation theory, island shapes, mound formation and coarsening, and layer-by-layer growth. A separate chapter is dedicated to describing the main experimental and theoretical methods. The text is aimed at physicists with an interest in growth kinetics, surface scientists, graduate students, and practitioners of thin film deposition.

List of Frequently Used Symbols
Introductionp. 1
Condensation, Diffusion and Nucleationp. 13
Island Shapesp. 61
Pattern Formation in Multilayer Growthp. 121
Layer-By-Layer Growth and Growth Manipulationp. 227
Methodsp. 253
Referencesp. 287
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9783540407287
ISBN-10: 3540407286
Series: Springer Surface Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 10th October 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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