We introduce a model for epitaxial phenomena based on the motion of island boundaries, which is described by the level-set method. Our model treats the growing film as a continuum in the lateral direction, but retains atomistic discreteness in the growth direction. An example of such an “island dynamics” model using the level-set method is presented and compared with the corresponding rate equation description. Extensions of our methodology to more general settings are then discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics