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Analysis of some limitations of Monte Carlo crystal growth simulations
Author(s): Marek Izdebski; Miroslawa Rak
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo simulations with the use of a new, efficient algorithm have been performed for a wide range of supersaturation values. The influence of both the method of calculation of the average growth rate and the size of an array on the simulation results are analyzed. It is revealed that calculations of the average growth rate without the use of explicitly defined growth time lead to systematic errors and inconsistency with observed growth process, especially at low supersaturations. On the other hand, the size of an array affects not only value of the average growth rate but also operating growth mechanism. Therefore, the average growth rate increases non-linearly with increasing size of an array, tending to a constant value. This effect has been observed for growth of a perfect face as well as for growth of a face consisting steps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3724, International Conference on Solid State Crystals '98: Single Crystal Growth, Characterization, and Applications, (24 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342978
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Marek Izdebski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Miroslawa Rak, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3724:
International Conference on Solid State Crystals '98: Single Crystal Growth, Characterization, and Applications
Andrzej Majchrowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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