Scaling and self-similarity in Pb1-xFexS nanoparticle films
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India
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Revised: 15 November 2007
Published online: 16 January 2008
This paper addresses the issues of scaling and self-similarity in typical nanoparticle films. The role played by microscopic processes contributing to growth on these issues is probed. While we perform this investigation for a specific system viz., Pb1-xFexS nanoparticle films for clarity of the procedures, the analysis is general and can be applied to a variety of systems obtained using different deposition techniques.
PACS: 61.43.Hv – Fractals; macroscopic aggregates / 68.55.A – Nucleation and growth: microscopic aspects / 68.55.J – Structure and morphology; thickness; crystalline orientation and texture
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