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Three-dimensional Ehrlich-Schwoebel Barriers of W

Z. Xu1, L. G. Zhou1, Jian Wang1, Timothy S. Cale2, Hanchen Huang1,3

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, RensselaerPolytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180
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Computers, Materials & Continua 2006, 3(1), 43-48.


Recent studies show that three-dimensional Ehrlich-Schwoebel (3D ES), or facet-facet, barriers of face-centered-cubic metals are substantially higher than other surface diffusion barriers. This paper presents the numerical results of 3D ES barriers for body-centered-cubic W, using classical molecular statics calculations and the nudged elastic band method. Results show that an adatom on W{110} has a diffusion barrier of 0.49 eV on the flat surface, 0.66 eV over a monolayer step, and 0.98 eV over a ridge to a neighboring {100} facet, which is one 3D ES barrier.


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Z. . Xu, L. G. . Zhou, J. . Wang, T. S. . Cale and H. . Huang, "Three-dimensional ehrlich-schwoebel barriers of w," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 43–48, 2006.

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