Kris's Research Notes

September 4, 2012

VLS Nanowire Simulations — Exchange barrier

Filed under: KMC, Nanowire — Kris Reyes @ 6:10 pm

In this note, we continue to study the effect of energy parameters have on the growth modes observed in VLS nanowire growth. Here we consider the energy \epsilon, the additive barrier for exchanges at solid/liquid interface. This governs the attachment and detachment kinetics of solid material to and from the interface, and hence roughly measures the mobility of the interface.