Accession Number:

ADA390599

Title:

The Growth of Nanostructures and Composite Films on Solids: Simulation and Phenomeogical Theory

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar1998-14 Mar 2001

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

We have studied how the morphology of films grown by epitaxy changes after deposition, if we change the temperature. We have determined by simulations how isolated islands on a solid surface move or shrink by evaporation. We developed new methods to study how an ensemble of islands evolves when heated or when strain is imposed on the surface. This work provides an understanding of basic phenomena taking place during epitaxy.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE