Roughening Transition in a Model for Dimer Adsorption and Desorption

Haye Hinrichsen, G. Ódor

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Abstract

A solid-on-solid growth model for dimer adsorption and desorption is introduced and studied numerically. The special property of the model is that dimers can desorb only at the edges of terraces. It is shown that the model exhibits a roughening transition from a smooth to a rough phase. In both phases the interface remains pinned to the bottom layer and does not propagate. Close to the transition certain critical properties are related to those of a unidirectionally coupled hierarchy of parity-conserving branching-annihilating random walks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1208
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 8 1999

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Roughening Transition in a Model for Dimer Adsorption and Desorption. / Hinrichsen, Haye; Ódor, G.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 82, No. 6, 08.02.1999, p. 1205-1208.

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