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Nonequilibrium phase transition in surface growth

Chakrabarti, B and Dasgupta, C (2003) Nonequilibrium phase transition in surface growth. In: Europhysics Letters, 61 (4). pp. 547-553.

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Conserved growth models that exhibit a nonlinear instability in which the height (depth) of isolated pillars (grooves) grows in time are studied by numerical integration and stochastic simulation. When this instability is controlled by the introduction of an infinite series of higher-order nonlinear terms, these models exhibit, as a function of a control parameter, a nonequilibrium phase transition between a kinetically rough phase with self-affine scaling and a phase that exhibits mound formation, slope selection and power law coarsening.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Europhysics Letters
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to EDP Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 07:46
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17180

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