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Molecular beam epitaxial growth: simulation and continuum theory

Tamborenea, P.I. and Lai, Z.W. and Das Sarma, S. (1991) Molecular beam epitaxial growth: simulation and continuum theory. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti Classe FF.MM.NN., 69. pp. 127-134.

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    Abstract

    We present results of atomistic simulations of an ideal MBE growth process in 1+1 dimensions and make connection with continuum models of interface growth. We argue that the KPZ equation is not the relevant continuum equation for MBE growth at intermediate temperatures, where overhangs and bulk defects can be neglected. Instead, a fourth-order linear equation gives the same growth exponents obtained in the numerical simulations but leads to unphysical properties of the long-time surface morphology. We propose a new nonlinear growth equation different from the KBZ equation, as the relevant dynamical equation for ideal MBE growth.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1991 > Supplemento 2
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1991 > Supplemento 2
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1991 > Supplemento 2
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    Depositing User: Dr M P
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 09:50
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 09:50
    URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/786

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