2nd Internationa ICST Conference on Nano-Networks

Research Article

Networking Behavior in Thin Film and Nanostructure Growth Dynamics

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.NANONET2007.2008,
        author={Murat  Yuksel and Tansel  Karabacak and Hasan Guclu},
        title={Networking Behavior in Thin Film and Nanostructure Growth Dynamics},
        proceedings={2nd Internationa ICST Conference on Nano-Networks},
  • Murat Yuksel
    Tansel Karabacak
    Hasan Guclu
    Year: 2010
    Networking Behavior in Thin Film and Nanostructure Growth Dynamics
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.NANONET2007.2008
Murat Yuksel1,*, Tansel Karabacak2,*, Hasan Guclu3,*
  • 1: University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA.
  • 2: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA.
  • 3: Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA.
*Contact email: yuksem@cse.unr.edu, txkarabacak@ualr.edu, guclu@lanl.gov


Thin film coatings have been essential in development of several micro and nano-scale devices. To realize thin film coatings various deposition techniques are employed, each yielding surface morphologies with different characteristics of interest. Therefore, understanding and control of the surface growth is of great interest. In this paper, we devise a novel network-based modeling of the growth dynamics of such thin films and nanostructures. We specifically map dynamic steps taking place during the growth to components (e.g., nodes, links) of a corresponding network. We present initial results showing that this network-based modeling approach to the growth dynamics can simplify our understanding of the fundamental physical dynamics such as shadowing and re-emission effects.