Role of vacancies in slow evolution of a traction-free interface
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Accepted: 10 January 1997
Using irreversible thermodynamics we derive the dispersion equation of the growth and decay rate of surface corrugations caused by the simultaneous action of surface and bulk diffusion.
PACS: 68.35.Gy – Mechanical and acoustical properties of solid surfaces and solid-solid interfaces; adhesion / 61.72.-y – Defects and impurities in crystals; microstructure
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