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Interplay of instabilities in mounded surface growth

Chakrabarti, Buddhapriya and Dasgupta, Chandan (2005) Interplay of instabilities in mounded surface growth. In: Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 71 (2). 020601/1-020601/4.

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Abstract

We numerically study a one-dimensional conserved growth equation with competing linear (Ehrlich-Schwoebel) and nonlinear instabilities. As a control parameter is varied, this model exhibits a nonequilibrium phase transition between two mounded states, one of which exhibits slope selection and the other does not. The coarsening behavior of the mounds in these two phases is studied in detail. In the absence of noise, the steady-state configuration depends crucially on which of the two instabilities dominates the early time behavior.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The Copyright belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/5664

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