Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Ames Laboratory
Symposium on Morphological and Compositional Evolution of Thin Films
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Morphological and Compositional Evolution of Thin Films
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2002
December 2-5, 2002
Extensive information on the distribution of islands formed during submonolayer deposition is provided by the joint probability distribution (JPD) for island sizes, s, and capture zone areas, A. A key ingredient determining the form of the JPD is the impact of each nucleation event on existing capture zone areas. Combining a realistic characterization of such spatial aspects of nucleation with a factorization ansatz for the JPD, we provide a concise rate equation formulation for the variation with island size of both the capture zone area and the island density.
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Evans, James W.; Li, Maozhi; and Bartelt, M. C., "Rate Equation Theory for Island Sizes and Capture Zone Areas in Submonolayer Deposition: Realistic Treatment of Spatial Aspects of Nucleation" (2003). Physics and Astronomy Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations. 2.