A level set method for Thin Film epitaxial growth

Susan Chen, Barry Merriman, Myungjoo Kang, Russel E. Caflisch, Christian Ratsch, Li Tien Cheng, Mark Gyure, Ronald P. Fedkiw, Christopher Anderson, Stanley Osher

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We present a level set based numerical algorithm for simulating a model of epitaxial growth. The island dynamics model is a continuum model for the growth of thin films. In this paper, we emphasize the details of the numerical method used to simulate the island dynamics model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-500
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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