Title

Morphologies from slippery ballistic deposition model: A bottom-up approach for nanofabrication

Authors

Authors

A. Robledo; C. N. Grabill; S. M. Kuebler; A. Dutta; H. Heinrich;A. Bhattacharya

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

GROWTH; INTERFACES; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

We report pattern formation using a slippery ballistic deposition (SBD) model where growth germinates from a single site or from sites distributed periodically on a lattice. By changing the sticking probability p(s) and choosing systems with different lattice constants and symmetries, we demonstrate that a variety of patterns can be generated. These patterns can be further used as scaffolds for nanofabrication. We also demonstrate that by choosing a lateral sticking probability p(l) at the base that is different than p(s), one can control both the early and late time morphologies originating from a seed. Furthermore, we indicate a possible generalization of preparing patterns to higher dimensions that in principle can have potential technological applications for preparing grooves and scaffolds of specific shapes and periodicities.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

83

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

9

WOS Identifier

WOS:000290721200004

ISSN

1539-3755

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