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Fractals and surfaces are two of the most widely-studied areas of modern physics. In fact, most surfaces in nature are fractals. This volume explains in fundamental terms how one can successfully use fractal concepts to describe and predict the morphology of surface growth.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.