Surface diffusion in the solid-on-solid model

P. C. Searson, Rong Li, Karl Sieradzki

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We present results in 1+1 and 2+1 dimensions for surface diffusion controlled profile relaxation for the solid-on-solid model above and below the roughening transition. For all cases examined we found that the characteristic time scale for the decay of a sinusoidal profile scaled with the wavelength L as Lz where 4. These results can be understood in terms of the anomalous diffusion displayed by tracer atoms whose root mean square displacement scaled as t1/4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1398
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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