Atomic step motion during the dewetting of ultra-thin films

Pierre-Louis, O.; Chame, A.; Dufay, M.
September 2010
European Physical Journal B -- Condensed Matter;Sep2010, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Erratum: Monte Carlo treatment of impurity diffusion in polycrystalline thin films [J. Appl. Phys. 56, 924(1984)]. Lavine, J. P.; Losee, D. L. // Journal of Applied Physics;12/1/1985, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p4483 

    Presents a correction to the study 'Monte Carlo Treatment of Impurity Diffusion in Polycrystalline Thin Films,' by J.P. Lavine and D.L. Losee, which appeared in the 1985 issue of the 'Journal of Applied Physics.'

  • Monte Carlo simulations of amorphous hydrogenated silicon thin-film growth. Gleason, K. K.; Wang, K. S.; Chen, M. K.; Reimer, J. A. // Journal of Applied Physics;4/15/1987, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p2866 

    Presents a study which examined the effects of film growth reactions, etching reactions, and surface diffusion on three-dimensional film structure by the application of Monte Carlo simulations of amorphous hydrogenated silicon thin-film growth. Function of Monte Carlo models; Goal of...

  • Irreversible adsorption of particles at random-site surfaces. Adamczyk, Zbigniew; Jaszczólt, Katarzyna; Siwek, Barbara; Weroński, Pawel // Journal of Chemical Physics;6/15/2004, Vol. 120 Issue 23, p11155 

    Irreversible adsorption of negatively charged polystyrene latex particles (averaged diameter 0.9 μm) at heterogeneous surfaces was studied experimentally. The substrate bearing a controlled number of adsorption sites was produced by precovering mica sheets by positively charged polystyrene...

  • SIMULACIÓN MONTE CARLO DE PELÍCULAS DELGADAS FERROMAGNÉTICAS. Cossio, P.; Mazo-Zuluaga, J.; Restrepo, J. // Revista Colombiana de Física;2006, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p1475 

    On the basis of the Monte Carlo method, the magnetic properties and the critical behavior of ferromagnetic simple cubic thin films of LxLxd dimension are studied. Both the Metropolis dynamics and an Ising model involving nearest neighbor interactions with periodic boundary conditions along the...

  • Investigation on the electrical properties and inhomogeneous distribution of ZnO:Al thin films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering at low deposition temperature. Zhang, X. B.; Pei, Z. L.; Gong, J.; Sun, C. // Journal of Applied Physics;1/1/2007, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p014910 

    A study of the electrical properties and spatial distribution of the ZnO:Al (AZO) thin films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering at low deposition temperature was presented, with emphasis on the origin of the resistivity inhomogeneity across the substrate. Various growth conditions were obtained...

  • Dynamic Monte Carlo with a proper energy barrier: Surface diffusion and two-dimensional domain ordering. Kang, H. C.; Weinberg, W. H. // Journal of Chemical Physics;3/1/1989, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p2824 

    A new model is presented and discussed that allows Monte Carlo simulations to be carried out with a proper energy barrier crossing. Results are presented for the surface diffusion coefficient and the growth exponent of domain ordering of a half-monolayer of adatoms experiencing nearest- and...

  • Monte Carlo studies of self-assembled monolayers using simple generalized models. II. A two-site... Pertsin, A.J.; Grunze, M. // Journal of Chemical Physics;5/1/1997, Vol. 106 Issue 17, p7343 

    Part II. Reports on results of Monte Carlo studies of self-assembled monolayers using simple generalized models. Overview on the two-site molecular model; Parameters of the model potentials; Phase and structural behavior of the model system.

  • First order kinetics in thin films of KCl using thermo luminescence technique. Moholkar, Suhas // Advances in Applied Science Research;Oct2012, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p2921 

    The thermo luminescence of several thin films of KCl has been studied. The thermo luminescence of thin films KCl shows a prominent glow pick at 462 K. Chen's Formulae were used extensively to calculate the trapping parameters for observed glow peaks. It has been concluded that the thermo...

  • A new method for simulating the late stages of island coarsening in thin film growth: The role of... Mattsson, Thomas R.; Mills, Greg // Journal of Chemical Physics;6/22/1999, Vol. 110 Issue 24, p12151 

    Describes a method developed for simulating the evolution of one-atom-high islands coarsening in thin film growth. Regimes of coarsening studied; Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations; Atomistic model; Accelerated method for simulating coarsening; Coarsening by island diffusion; Coarsening by...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics