Texture, Stress, and Microstructure

Texture, Stress, and Microstructure / 1991 / Article
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Ninth International Conference on Textures of Materials

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Volume 14 |Article ID 246814 | https://doi.org/10.1155/TSM.14-18.757

A. J. Dammers, S. Radelaar, "Two-Dimensional Computer Modelling of Polycrystalline Film Growth", Texture, Stress, and Microstructure, vol. 14, Article ID 246814, 6 pages, 1991. https://doi.org/10.1155/TSM.14-18.757

Two-Dimensional Computer Modelling of Polycrystalline Film Growth


Polycrystalline thin films, deposited from a vapour phase, often show a columnar morphology. We present computer simulations of a 2D model of the polycrystalline growth process. The model consists of randomly oriented squares, growing from a line. We find, that the characteristic length scale <Δx> of the growing surface (average edge length projected on the substrate) diverges as a function of time according to a power law <x>tp, with p0.52.

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