Solid-like growth

L. D. Marks*

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In this paper we consider particulate growth and coalescence beyond the liquid-like model when surface energy anisotropy effects are important. First the idea of multiple minima for composite particles via a modified Wulff construction is described. Experimental results for room temperature gold thin films are then presented, showing clear evidence for two-dimensional polyparticle network growth. These results are then combined with models of liquid-like and amorphous growth by a structure map for thin film structure. It is proposed that the structural aspects of particulate thin film growth can be described via such structure maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 15 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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