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Invited Paper Simple Ballistic Deposition Models For The Formation Of Thin Films
Author(s): Paul Meakin; Remi Jullien
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Paper Abstract

Efficient algorithms have been developed for both off-lattice and lattice models of ballistic deposition. These models allow large structures to be generated (particularly in two dimensions) which can be used to explore the fractal scaling relationships which describe their geometry. A series of lattice and off-lattice models have been used to explore the effects of simple restructuring mechanisms on deposit densities as well as the self-affine fractal geometry of their surfaces. Despite the fact that ballistic deposits are uniform on all but short length scales, the growth process and/or particle connectivity can be used to define a tree-like substructure with a power law distribution of tree sizes. This substructure exhibits universal scaling properties which are shared by a variety of ballistic deposition models as well as the Eden growth model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0821, Modeling of Optical Thin Films, (2 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.941841
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Meakin, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (United States)
Remi Jullien, Universite Paris-Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0821:
Modeling of Optical Thin Films
Michael Ray Jacobson, Editor(s)

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