Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth

Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth

by A.- L. Barabasi, H. E. Stanley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521483087
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Notation guide; Part I. Introduction: 1. Interfaces in nature; 2. Scaling concepts; 3. Fractal concepts; Part II. Nonequilibrium Roughening: 4. Random deposition; 5. Linear theory; 6. Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation; 7. Renormalization group approach; 8. Discrete growth models; Part III. Interfaces in Random Media: 9. Basic phenomena; 10. Quenched noise; 11. Experiments; Part IV. 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; Part V. Noise: 21. Diffusive versus deposition noise; 22. Correlated noise; 23. Rare events; Part VI. Advanced Topics: 24. Multi-affine surfaces; 25. Variants of the KPZ equation; 26. Equilibrium fluctuations and directed polymers; Part VII. Finale: 27. Summary of the continuum growth equations; 28. Outlook; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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