TY - JOUR

T1 - The Roughness and Growth of a Silver-Mercury Reaction Interface

AU - Be'er, A

AU - Lereah, Y

AU - Hecht, I

AU - Taitelbaum, H.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - The spreading of small droplets (50–Full-size image (<1 K) of Hg on thin Ag films has been studied, using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM). The growing rough surfaces have been analyzed in order to determine the roughness (α) and growth (β) exponents. For Ag thickness of 500–Full-size image (<1 K) we have found that α=0.66±0.03 and β=0.46±0.02, while for Ag thickness of Full-size image (<1 K), α=0.77±0.04 and β=0.60±0.02. Both sets of exponents satisfy the scaling relation α+α/β=2. In both systems the roughness exponent α crosses over to 0.5 in the final stages of the experiment and for relatively long length scales (order of a few μm).

AB - The spreading of small droplets (50–Full-size image (<1 K) of Hg on thin Ag films has been studied, using optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM). The growing rough surfaces have been analyzed in order to determine the roughness (α) and growth (β) exponents. For Ag thickness of 500–Full-size image (<1 K) we have found that α=0.66±0.03 and β=0.46±0.02, while for Ag thickness of Full-size image (<1 K), α=0.77±0.04 and β=0.60±0.02. Both sets of exponents satisfy the scaling relation α+α/β=2. In both systems the roughness exponent α crosses over to 0.5 in the final stages of the experiment and for relatively long length scales (order of a few μm).

UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378437101004733

M3 - Article

SN - 0378-4371

VL - 302

SP - 297

EP - 301

JO - Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

JF - Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

ER -