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Author Pelliccione, Matthew.

Title Evolution of thin film morphology : modeling and simulations / Matthew Pelliccione and Toh-Ming Lu
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer series in materials science, 0933-033X ; v. 108
Springer series in materials science ; v. 108. 0933-033X
Contents Description of Thin Film Morphology -- Surface Statistics -- Self-Affine Surfaces -- Mounded Surfaces -- Continuum Surface Growth Models -- Stochastic Growth Equations -- Small World Growth Model -- Discrete Surface Growth Models -- Monte Carlo Simulations -- Solid-on-Solid Models -- Ballistic Aggregation Models -- Concluding Remarks
Summary "Thin film deposition is the most ubiquitous and critical of the processes used to manufacture high tech devices. The morphology and microstructure of thin films directly controls their optical, magnetic, and electrical properties. This book focuses on modeling and simulations used in research on the morphology evolution during film growth. The authors emphasize the mathematical formulation of the problem both through numerical calculations based on Langevin continuum equations, and through Monte Carlo simulations based on discrete surface growth models when an analytical formulism is not convenient. Evolution of Thin-Film Morphology will be of benefit to university researchers and industrial scientists working in the areas of semiconductor processing, optical coating, plasma etching, patterning, micro-machining, polishing, tribology, and any discipline that requires an understanding of thin film growth processes. In particular, the reader will be introduced to the mathematical tools that are available to describe such a complex problem, and appreciate the utility of the various modeling methods through numerous example discussions. For beginners in the field, the text is written assuming a minimal background in mathematics and computer programming. The book will enable readers themselves to set up a computational program to investigate specific topics of interest in thin film deposition."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
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Subject Thin films -- Microstructure
Thin films -- Mathematical models
Thin film devices.
Chemical vapor deposition.
Thin films -- Mathematical models.
Thin films -- Microstructure.
Science des matériaux.
Chemical vapor deposition.
Thin film devices.
Thin films -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author Lu, T.-M. (Toh-Ming), 1943-
ISBN 9780387751092