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Title: Strong bonds and far-from-equilibrium conditions minimize errors in lattice-gas growth

Abstract

We use computer simulation to study the layer-by-layer growth of particle structures in a lattice gas, taking the number of incorporated vacancies as a measure of the quality of the grown structure. A dynamic scaling relation describes the quality of structures in and out of equilibrium and reveals that the highest-quality structures are obtained, for fixed observation time, using strong interactions and far-from-equilibrium growth conditions. This result contrasts with the usual assumption that weak interactions and mild nonequilibrium conditions are the best way to minimize errors during assembly.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Molecular Foundry
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1601189
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1470781
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 149; Journal Issue: 10]; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Whitelam, Stephen. Strong bonds and far-from-equilibrium conditions minimize errors in lattice-gas growth. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5034789.
Whitelam, Stephen. Strong bonds and far-from-equilibrium conditions minimize errors in lattice-gas growth. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5034789.
Whitelam, Stephen. Thu . "Strong bonds and far-from-equilibrium conditions minimize errors in lattice-gas growth". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5034789. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1601189.
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