Green's function and super-particle methods for kinetic simulation of heteroepitaxy

Chi Hang Lam, M. T. Lung

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Arrays of nanosized three dimensional islands are known to self-assemble spontaneously on strained heteroepitaxial thin films. We simulate the dynamics using kinetic Monte Carlo method based on a ball and spring lattice model. Green's function and superparticle methods which greatly enhance the computational efficiency are explained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4219-4224
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2007


  • Green's function
  • Kinetic Monte Carlo
  • Strained heteroepitaxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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