Computer Simulation of Nucleation on (001) Kossel Crystal Surface

Eric C. M. Tang, Tong B. Tang

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The Monte Carlo technique has been applied to nucleation-controlled growth of a (001) Kossel crystal surface with surface diffusion. Average diffusion step d and jump frequency vsd of an atom have been obtained. We find that d depends on the temperature of the surface and the driving force for the growth. At low temperature, vsdincreases with the driving force, but the reverse holds at high temperature. The change in slope is related to the topological state of the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

User-Defined Keywords

  • kinetic roughening
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • surface diffusion


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