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The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 146, Issue 1, pp 407–425 | Cite as

Pattern formation and localized structures in monoatomic layer deposition

  • M. G. ClercEmail author
  • E. Tirapegui
  • M. Trejo
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Abstract.

We study the nonlinear robust behaviors of a model for the deposition of a monolayer of molecules on a surface which takes into account the interactions of the adsorbed molecules. The transport properties of the model lead to non Fickian diffusion. It is shown that we have generically Turing structures coexisting with uniform concentrations and consequently localized structures through the pinning mechanism. The characteristic lengths are in the nanometer region in agreement with recent experiments.

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Pattern Formation European Physical Journal Special Topic Bifurcation Diagram Coverage State Amplitude Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaFacultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique StatistiqueParis Cedex 05France

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