Kinetic Roughening in Surface Growth

H Yan, D. Kessler, LM Sander

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In nonequilibrium surface growth processes, such as molecular beam epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition, kinetic roughening plays a significant role in determining surface morphology. The stochastic dynamics in the processes induce novel scaling in surface roughness with respect to growth time and system sizes. We present here a series of numerical simulation studies of simple theoretical models, such as ballistic deposition model and biased solid-on-solid model, to demonstrate the dynamical scaling and phase transitions in a class of surface growth problems in the context of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang theory. Different dynamical processes, such as desorption and surface diffusion, are shown to have dramatic effects on the scaling and thus the surface structures.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMRS Fall Meeting
StatePublished - 1993

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Place of conference:Boston, MA


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