A model calculation of multilayer adsorption on a fractal surface

E. Cheng, M. W. Cole, A. L. Stella

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Abstract

We calculate the film coverage N on a model fractal substrate embedded in a two-dimensional space. We define a nominal thickness d as that which would be present on a flat surface exposed to the same vapor. The result of our analysis is N ∝ d2-D over the range of film thickness corresponding to the fractal scaling behavior of the substrate; a plausible deviation is observed outside this range. The result is consistent with general arguments yielding N ∝ d3-D in our three-dimensional world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalEPL
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1989

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fractals
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Cheng, E. ; Cole, M. W. ; Stella, A. L. / A model calculation of multilayer adsorption on a fractal surface. In: EPL. 1989 ; Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 537-542.
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In: EPL, Vol. 8, No. 6, 15.03.1989, p. 537-542.

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