Epitaxial growth modes far from equilibrium

Georg Rosenfeld, Bene Poelsema, George Comsa

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The aim of this chapter is two-fold: first, to establish a general kinetic framework which allows to describe the growth of simple systems far from equilibrium in terms of atomic processes, and second, to review studies of homoepitaxy on metal surfaces in order to find out whether they can be understood on the basis of this model. From a comparison of available results on fcc(111) and fcc(100) surfaces of Ag, Cu, Pt, Ni, and Pd, it is concluded that this is indeed the case: general trends are observed for these systems which can be explained on an atomic level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrowth and Properties of Ultrathin Epitaxial Layers
EditorsD.A. King, D.P. Woodruff
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)0-444-82768-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameThe Chemical Physics of Solid Surfaces
ISSN (Print)1571-0785


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