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Fractal concepts in surface growth, Albert-Lászlo Barabási, H. Eugene Stanley

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Fractal concepts in surface growth
Title
Fractal concepts in surface growth
Statement of responsibility
Albert-Lászlo Barabási, H. Eugene Stanley
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Language
eng
Summary
The use of fractal concepts in understanding various growth phenomena, such as molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) or fluid flow in porous media, is increasingly important these days. This book introduces the basic models and concepts that are necessary to understand in a pedagogical way the various growth processes leading to rough interfaces. The text will be accessible to readers not familiar with the field. Nature provides a large number of rough surfaces and interfaces. Similarly, rough surfaces are regularly observed in the laboratory during various technologically important growth technologies, such as MBE. In an attempt to understand the origin of the roughening phenomena, several computer models and theoretical approaches have recently been developed. The principal goal of this book is to describe the basic models and theories as well as the principles one uses to develop a model for a particular growth process. Furthermore, having described a particular growth model, the authors show how one can address and answer questions such as whether the surface will be rough, how rough it will be, and how to characterize this roughness. Having introduced the basic methods and tools needed to study a growth model, the authors discuss in detail two classes of phenomena: fluid flow in a porous medium and molecular beam epitaxy. In both cases, in addition to the models and analytical approaches, the authors describe the relevant experimental results as well. This text contains homework problems at the ends of chapters, and will be invaluable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering, and especially those interested in condensed matter physics and surface growth
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DLC
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Barabási, Albert-László
Illustrations
illustrations
LC call number
QC173.4.S94
LC item number
B37 1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
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Stanley, H. Eugene
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  • Surfaces (Physics)
  • Interfaces (Physical sciences)
  • Crystal growth
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Fractals
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Fractal concepts in surface growth, Albert-Lászlo Barabási, H. Eugene Stanley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-358) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Interfaces in nature. 2. Scaling concepts. 3. Fractal concepts -- pt. 2. Nonequilibrium roughening. 4. Random deposition. 5. Linear theory. 6. Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation. 7. Renormalization group approach. 8. Discrete growth models -- pt. 3. Interfaces in random media. 9. Basic phenomena. 10. Quenched noise. 11. Experiments -- pt. 4. Molecular beam epitaxy. 12. Basic phenomena of MBE. 13. Linear theory of MBE. 14. Nonlinear theory for MBE. 15. Discrete models for MBE. 16. MBE experiments. 17. Submonolayer deposition. 18. The roughening transition. 19. Nonlocal growth models. 20. Diffusion bias -- pt. 5. Noise. 21. Diffusive versus deposition noise. 22. Correlated noise. 23. Rare events -- pt. 6. Advanced topics. 24. Multi-affine surfaces. 25. Variants of the KPZ equation. 26. Equilibrium fluctuations and directed polymers -- pt. 7. Finale. 27. Summary of the continuum growth equations. 28. Outlook -- Appendix A: Numerical recipes
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 366 p.
Isbn
9780521483186
Lccn
94037111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Fractal concepts in surface growth, Albert-Lászlo Barabási, H. Eugene Stanley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Interfaces in nature. 2. Scaling concepts. 3. Fractal concepts -- pt. 2. Nonequilibrium roughening. 4. Random deposition. 5. Linear theory. 6. Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation. 7. Renormalization group approach. 8. Discrete growth models -- pt. 3. Interfaces in random media. 9. Basic phenomena. 10. Quenched noise. 11. Experiments -- pt. 4. Molecular beam epitaxy. 12. Basic phenomena of MBE. 13. Linear theory of MBE. 14. Nonlinear theory for MBE. 15. Discrete models for MBE. 16. MBE experiments. 17. Submonolayer deposition. 18. The roughening transition. 19. Nonlocal growth models. 20. Diffusion bias -- pt. 5. Noise. 21. Diffusive versus deposition noise. 22. Correlated noise. 23. Rare events -- pt. 6. Advanced topics. 24. Multi-affine surfaces. 25. Variants of the KPZ equation. 26. Equilibrium fluctuations and directed polymers -- pt. 7. Finale. 27. Summary of the continuum growth equations. 28. Outlook -- Appendix A: Numerical recipes
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 366 p.
Isbn
9780521483186
Lccn
94037111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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