publication . Article . 2009

Simulation of the growth dynamics of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon

Bailat, J.; Vallat-Sauvain, E.; Vallat, A.; Shah, A.;
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  • Published: 10 Feb 2009 Journal: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, volume 338-340, pages 32-36 (issn: 0022-3093, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The qualitative description of the major microstructure characteristics of microcrystalline silicon is achieved through a three-dimensional discrete dynamical growth model. The model is based on three fundamental processes that determine surface morphology: (1) random deposition of particles, (2) local relaxation and (3) desorption. In this model, the incoming particle reaching the growing surface takes on a state variable representing a particular way of being incorporated into the material. The state variable is attributed according to a simple selection rule that is characteristic of the model. This model reproduces most of the features of the complex microst...
Subjects
free text keywords: Materials Chemistry, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Ceramics and Composites, Microstructure, Particle, State variable, Amorphous solid, Optics, business.industry, business, Silicon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Crystal, Surface finish, Nanocrystalline silicon, Materials science, Chemical physics, Inorganic chemistry
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publication . Article . 2009

Simulation of the growth dynamics of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon

Bailat, J.; Vallat-Sauvain, E.; Vallat, A.; Shah, A.;