Cluster growth in far-from-equilibrium particle models with diffusion, detachment, reattachment, and deposition.

Monolayer cluster growth in far-from-equilibrium systems is investigated by applying simulation and analytic techniques to minimal hard core particle (exclusion) models. The first model (I), for postdeposition coarsening dynamics, contains mechanisms of diffusion, attachment, and slow activated detachment (at rate epsilon<<1 ) of particles on a line… CONTINUE READING