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Growth Morphology of Ag Islands on GaAs (110) at Low Coverage: Monte Carlo Simulations

  • Ashok Challa (a1), Timothy S. Cale (a2) and Jeff Drucker (a3)

The growth morphology of Ag on GaAs (110) surface, at low coverage, is investigated with Monte Carlo simulations using a solid-on-solid model. Experimentally Ag deposited at room temperature forms isotropie islands and forms islands elongated along the <110> direction when deposited at 250°C. The preliminary results from our Monte Carlo simulations indicate that anisotropy in the surface migration and near-neighbor interactions are the main factors for the elongated islands observed for depositions performed at 250°C.

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