We study the effect of a spatially varying potential energy surface on the self-organization of nanoscale patterns during epitaxial growth. The computational approach is based on the level set method. Our results have an implication for guided self-assembly of nano patterns, which is a promising new technique for many technological applications. Both kinetic as well as thermodynamic effects can lead to ordering, and we discuss the competition between these two effects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 9 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics