Modeling Facet Growth of Cu Thin Films

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We present a Kinetic Lattice Monte Carlo (KLMC) model, which describes deposition, surface self-diffusion, nucleation, and film growth on fcc metal substrates. The activation energies for diffusion are calculated using embedded-atom method (EAM). Using this model, we determine the relative growth rates of (100), (110) and (111) facets as a function of substrate temperature, deposition rate and facet size.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: April 19, 1999
Pages: 455 - 458
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9666135-4-6