TITLE

Atomic step motion during the dewetting of ultra-thin films

AUTHOR(S)
Pierre-Louis, O.; Chame, A.; Dufay, M.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
European Physical Journal B -- Condensed Matter;Sep2010, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on three key processes involving atomic step motion during the dewetting of thin solid films: (i) the growth of an isolated island nucleated far from a hole; (ii) the spreading of a monolayer rim; and (iii) the zipping of a monolayer island along a straight dewetting front. Kinetic Monte Carlo results are in good agreement with simple analytical models assuming diffusion-limited dynamics.
ACCESSION #
53912575

 

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