Columnar growth in thin films

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review Letters
Volume60
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1988
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A theory for the growth of columnar microstructures in thin films is presented. The zone-I to zone-II transition temperature is predicted. The surface morphology and the columnar grain structure are obtained both analytically and numerically, and the scaling behavior of the columnar grain size with film thickness is derived. Monte Carlo simulations are used to follow the evolution of the three-dimensional zone-II microsctuctures and to account for the formation of film texture. These results agree with experimental observations.

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Columnar growth in thin films. / Mazor, A.; Srolovitz, D. J.; Hagan, P. S. et al.
In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 60, No. 5, 01.02.1988, p. 424-427.

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