The Growth of Nanostructures and Composite Films on Solids: Simulation and Phenomeogical Theory
Final rept. 15 Mar1998-14 Mar 2001
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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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.
- Laminates and Composite Materials