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The microscopic kinetics of step motion in growth processes

Authors
Journal
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
0022-3697
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3697(63)90081-7

Abstract

Abstract Equations are developed which describe the motion of steps in diffusion controlled growth and dissolution processes. It is found that finite trains of steps break up in a pairwise fashion at the rear of step trains. Applications of the present model to cases of macroscopic step or facet formation by the coalescence of single steps are discussed.

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