Nucleation and growth of erbium clusters on amorphous carbon substrates. II. Rate equation approaches to nucleation kinetics

Hadi Savaloni*, Michael A. Player, Geoffrey V. Marr

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For pt.I see ibid. vol.1, no.2, p.145-51 (Oct. 1990). The correlation function and the distance distribution of nearest neighbours for erbium clusters deposited onto amorphous carbon surfaces are calculated, using (X,Y) coordinates of the clusters. Theoretical treatment of the processes of thin film nucleation and growth for both locally varying adatom concentration and mobile clusters suggested by Venables in 1973 are applied to the experimental results. The nearest neighbour distance distribution agrees well with the correlation function introduced by Venables, but Schmeisser's modification to Venables' correlation function proposed in 1974 does not produce a good fit to high number density distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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