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Kinetic scaling of fractal growth of thin films
Author(s): Fengmin Wu; Yunzhang Fang; Qiaowen Li; Ziqin Wu
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Paper Abstract

The fractal growth of 2D thin films on metal surface is studied by means of kinetic Monte Carlo simulation, using realistic growth model and physical parameters. Emphasis is given to time dependence of the size S(t) and branch width b(t) of the island. It is found that the island size S(t) grows with time t as tk, where growth-exponent k is slightly less than one when averaged from all islands. Similar results for the branch width of islands are also obtained from the simulations are not very low coverage, i.e., b(t) (infinity) t(alpha ). The kinetic scaling values k and (alpha) of fractal growth of thin films may be helpful to understand the growth mechanism of thin films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4086, Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408437
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Fengmin Wu, Zhejiang Univ. of Technology (China)
Yunzhang Fang, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)
Qiaowen Li, Zhejiang Univ. of Technology (China)
Ziqin Wu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4086:
Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Junhao Chu; Pulin Liu; Yong Chang, Editor(s)

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