Why are computer simulations of growth useful?

Pablo Jensen, Laurent Bardotti, Albert Laszlo Barabasi, Hernan Larralde, Shlomo Havlin, H. Eugene Stanley

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We show how computer simulations can give unique information on the growth of nanostructures and thin films. Specifically, they can predict the morphologies and the island size distributions corresponding to different growth mechanisms. This information cannot be obtained from other approaches such as mean-field mathematical theories or scaling analysis. Special attention is given to the effects of small cluster mobility on experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-398
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 27 Nov 199530 Nov 1995


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