Applicability of the Fokker-Planck equation to the description of diffusion effects on nucleation.

Abstract

The nucleation of islands in a supersaturated solution of surface adatoms is considered taking into account the possibility of diffusion profile formation in the island vicinity. It is shown that the treatment of diffusion-controlled cluster growth in terms of the Fokker-Planck equation is justified only provided certain restrictions are satisfied. First of… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.012801

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