A simulation for the transitional deposition of Langmuir-Blodgett films from Y to X type

Atsushi Momose, Yasuharu Hirai

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Abstract

A Monte Carlo deposition simulation is presented for a Langmuir-Blodgett multilayer film of cadmium arachidate to explain the experimentally observed inhomogeneous film thickness. The simulation is based on a model for a deposition defect known as a "transition from Y- to X-type deposition". The transition is simulated by introducing a probability of surface molecule detachment considering interaction between neighbouring molecules. A rough surface derived from an inhomogeneous number of layers is predicted. The result is consistent with the measured distribution of the number of layers using soft X-ray reflection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume204
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Sep 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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