We present calculations of surface growth in laser-focused nanostructure fabrication. We show that theoretical predictions of the structure profile s shape depend sensitively on the model used to describe the growth, and also on the parameters chosen within the model. This sensitivity illustrates that growth effects can play a major role in laser-focused atomic deposition, and also suggests that this process could be utilized for studies of surface growth mechanisms.
Citation: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Pub Type: Journals
atom optics, chromium, laser-focused deposition, nanostructures, surface diffusion, surface growth