Submonolayer Island Formation and Subsequent Multilayer Kinetic Roughening During Metal(100) Homoepitaxy: Fe, Ag & Cu

  • J. W. Evans
  • M. C. Bartelt
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Initial island formation and multilayer kinetic roughening observed during Fe/Fe(100), Ag/Ag(100) and Cu/Cu(100) homoepitaxy are analyzed utilizing an appropriate lattice-gas model. The model includes nucleation and growth of two-dimensional near-square islands in each layer, downward funneling of deposited atoms to four-fold hollow adsorption sites, and an additional step-edge barrier for interlayer transport. Key energies are predicted.


Arrhenius Behavior Island Formation Island Density Multilayer Growth Island Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Evans
    • 1
  • M. C. Bartelt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.IPRT, and Ames LaboratoryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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