Theory of terraced topographies produced by oblique-incidence ion bombardment of solid surfaces.

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When a solid surface is bombarded with a broad ion beam at a relatively large angle of incidence, the surface often develops a terraced form. We introduce a model that includes an improved approximation to the sputter yield and that produces a terraced surface morphology at long times for a wide range of parameter values. Numerical integrations of our… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/27/1/015010

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@article{Pearson2015TheoryOT, title={Theory of terraced topographies produced by oblique-incidence ion bombardment of solid surfaces.}, author={Daniel Pearson and Roy Bradley}, journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal}, year={2015}, volume={27 1}, pages={015010} }