Volume 61, Number 4, February 2003
|Page(s)||547 - 553|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||01 February 2003|
Nonequilibrium phase transition in surface growth
Centre for Condensed Matter Theory, Department of
Physics Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore 560012, India
2 Condensed Matter Theory Unit, JNCASR - Bangalore 560064, India
3 Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-4111, USA
Accepted: 29 November 2002
Conserved growth models that exhibit a nonlinear instability in which the height (depth) of isolated pillars (grooves) grows in time are studied by numerical integration and stochastic simulation. When this instability is controlled by the introduction of an infinite series of higher-order nonlinear terms, these models exhibit, as a function of a control parameter, a nonequilibrium phase transition between a kinetically rough phase with self-affine scaling and a phase that exhibits mound formation, slope selection and power law coarsening.
PACS: 81.10.Aj – Theory and models of crystal growth; physics of crystal growth, crystal morphology and orientation / 81.15.Hi – Molecular, atomic, ion, and chemical beam epitaxy / 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics
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