A Reaction Diffusion Model Of Pattern Formation In Clustering Of Adatoms On Silicon Surfaces

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Bagarti, T.
Roy, A.
Kundu, K.
Dev, B. N.

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We study a reaction diffusion model which describes the formation of patterns on surfaces having defects. Through this model, the primary goal is to study the growth process of Ge on Si surface. We consider a two species reaction diffusion process where the reacting species are assumed to diffuse on the two dimensional surface with first order interconversion reaction occuring at various defect sites which we call reaction centers. Two models of defects, namely a ring defect and a point defect are considered separately. As reaction centers are assumed to be strongly localized in space, the proposed reaction-diffusion model is found to be exactly solvable. We use Green's function method to study the dynamics of reaction diffusion processes. Further we explore this model through Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to study the growth processes in the presence of a large number of defects. The first passage time statistics has been studied numerically. Copyright 2012 Author(s). This article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4757592]


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Trilochan Bagarti, Anupam Roy, K. Kundu1, B. N. Dev. AIP Advances. Vol. 2, No. 4, (Sep., 2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4757592