Studies of Growth Kinetics on Surfaces with Diffraction

  • M. C. Tringides
  • M. G. Lagally
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 188)


It is common to study a system under the assumption that it has been properly equilibrated. Phenomena occurring at equilibrium can be described by thermodynamics and the parameters that are measured correspond to minimum free-energy states. Most experimental work on surface phases has been done with the assumption of “equilibrium” with the only caveat being that true equilibrium might not be achievable due to kinetic limitations.


Coexistence Region Growth Exponent Super Lattice Average Domain Size Peak Intensity Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Tringides
    • 1
  • M. G. Lagally
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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