Document Type

Article

Date

11-1994

Embargo Period

2-6-2013

Keywords

Agglomeration; Annealing; Coalescence; Energy conversion; Film growth; Fractals; Mathematical models; Metallic films; Particle size analysis; Solutions; Coalescence growth system; Kinetic equation; Particle size distribution; Thermal annealing condition; Translational effect

Disciplines

Chemistry

Description/Abstract

We briefly describe a model which seems to be applicable to a variety of coalescence growth systems. Spanning cluster growth, particle growth and hillock formation in thin metal films, this model is based on the Smoluchowski kinetic equations and fractals. We describe how this model has been able to suggest the effect of translational to internal energy conversion in coalescing systems in determining the shape of particle size distributions. We also suggest how this model can be employed to account for the behavior of hillocks in supersaturated alloy films under thermal annealing conditions.

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Copyright 1994 Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings.

The article may be found at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8086413

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