Steering epitaxial growth

Bene Poelsema, Sebastiaan van Dijken

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Abstract

Attractive dispersion forces, active between incident atoms and the substrate, cause preferential arrival of atoms on protruding parts on growing film surfaces. This phenomenon, which we refer to as "steering", can give rise to significant flux redistribution. The lack of incident flux homogeneity, disregarded so far in growth studies, contributes to enhanced roughness of the growth front. This principal disadvantage can be turned around. In a quite narrow window of polar angles of incidence, it becomes possible to fabricate one-dimensional arrays of ripples oriented perpendicular to the plane of incidence. Several aspects of the mechanism, as well as an application of one-dimensional magnetic aggregates, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationATOMISTIC ASPECTS OF EPITAXIAL GROWTH
EditorsM Kotrla, Papanicolaou, DD Vvedensky, LT Wille
Pages165-184
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-010-0391-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atomistic Aspects of Epitaxial Growth - Dassia, Greece
Duration: 25 Jun 200130 Jun 2001

Publication series

NameNATO SCIENCE SERIES, SERIES II: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
PublisherSPRINGER
Volume65
ISSN (Print)1568-2609

Workshop

WorkshopNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atomistic Aspects of Epitaxial Growth
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityDassia
Period25/06/200130/06/2001

Keywords

  • INDUCED MAGNETIC-ANISOTROPY
  • COBALT FILMS
  • THIN-FILMS
  • CU(100)
  • NUCLEATION
  • SCATTERING
  • DEPOSITION
  • SURFACES
  • VAPOR

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Steering epitaxial growth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this