Thin film morphology

Equilibrium between clusters and uniform layers at non-zero temperatures

M. Zinke-Allmang, Leonard C Feldman, M. H. Grabow

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Abstract

A common form of thin film growth involves clustering on either a bare substrate (Volmer-Weber growth) or on an initial uniform layer (Stranski-Krastanov growth). In this paper we show that at non-zero temperature the clusters must be accompanied by an additional, temperature dependent, adsorbed layer which forms a uniform background in the Volmer-Weber case and adds to the temperature independent component in the Stranski-Krastanov case.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface Science
Volume200
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Thin film morphology : Equilibrium between clusters and uniform layers at non-zero temperatures. / Zinke-Allmang, M.; Feldman, Leonard C; Grabow, M. H.

In: Surface Science, Vol. 200, No. 1, 1988.

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