Transmutation of the vicinal surface exponent due to gravity

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1988-04
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American Physical Society
Abstract

Near the edge of a facet, vicinal surfaces curve away from the plane with exponent (3/2. With gravity normal to the facet the exponent may change to 3. Generally, there will be a crossover from 3 to (3/2 as the facet edge is approached. Comparison with experiments is made.

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physics, condensed matter
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Avron, J. E.; Zia, R. K. P., "Transmutation of the vicinal surface exponent due to gravity," Phys. Rev. B 37, 6611 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.37.6611