Frank–van der Merve growth mode (rus. механизм роста Франка – Ван дер Мерве otherwise механизм послойного роста) — one of the three main thin film growth modes, describes layer-by-layer film growth.

Description

The Frank–van der Merve growth mode (layer-by-layer growth) corresponds to the situation when the atoms of a film are more strongly coupled with the substrate than with each other. As a result, the growth of the next layer does not begin until the completion of the previous one, i.e. the growth is strictly two-dimensional.

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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