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2 February 1988 Invited Paper Simple Ballistic Deposition Models For The Formation Of Thin Films
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Efficient algorithms have been developed for both off-lattice and lattice models of ballistic deposition. These models allow large structures to be generated (particularly in two dimensions) which can be used to explore the fractal scaling relationships which describe their geometry. A series of lattice and off-lattice models have been used to explore the effects of simple restructuring mechanisms on deposit densities as well as the self-affine fractal geometry of their surfaces. Despite the fact that ballistic deposits are uniform on all but short length scales, the growth process and/or particle connectivity can be used to define a tree-like substructure with a power law distribution of tree sizes. This substructure exhibits universal scaling properties which are shared by a variety of ballistic deposition models as well as the Eden growth model.
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Paul Meakin and Remi Jullien "Invited Paper Simple Ballistic Deposition Models For The Formation Of Thin Films", Proc. SPIE 0821, Modeling of Optical Thin Films, (2 February 1988);

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