Templated virus deposition: from molecular-scale force measurements to kinetic Monte Carlo simulations

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The use of macromolecular scaffolds for hierarchical organization of molecules and materials is a common strategy in living systems that leads to emergent behavior. One characteristic of this strategy is that it generates micron-scale structures [...]

Monte Carlo Modeling of Thin Film Deposition: Influence of Grain Boundaries on the Porosity of Barrier Layer Films

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We present Monte Carlo simulations of metallic thin films grown by sputter deposition from an infinite target. The Monte Carlo model includes ballistic deposition from the target, surface diffusion, and polycrystalline film growth. We study [...]