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Figure 6: Snapshots of the nucleation process at 850 K, starting from randomly dispersed adatoms on the Au(100) surface. (a) Initial structure, (b) after 0.25 ns, (c) after 7.1 ns, and (d) after 4039 ns. After 109 iteration steps the average of the island size reaches 180 atoms.