Volmer-Weber growth mode (rus. механизм роста Вольмера – Вебера otherwise механизм островкового роста) — one of the three main thin film growth modes, describes island film growth.

Description

The Volmer-Weber growth mode corresponds to the situation when the atoms of a film are more strongly coupled with each other than with the substrate. In this case, three-dimensional islands nucleate and grow directly on the surface of the substrate.

Authors

  • Zotov Andrey V.
  • Saranin Alexander A.

Source

  1. Oura K. et al. Surface Science: An Introduction // Springer, 2010 - 452 pp.

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