We study the interface dynamics of a discrete model previously shown [A. Sanchez, M. J. Bernal, and J. M. Riveiro, Phys. Rev. E 50, R2427 (1994)] to quantitatively describe electrochemical deposition experiments. The model allows for a finite density of biased random walkers which irreversibly stick onto a substrate. There is no surface diffusion. Extensive numerical simulations indicate that the interface dynamics is unstable at early times, but asymptotically displays the scaling of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. During the time interval in which the surface is unstable, its power spectrum is anomalous; hence, the behaviors at length scales smaller than or comparable with the system size are described by different roughness exponents. These results are expected to apply to a wide range of electrochemical deposition experiments.
Keywords: electrochemical deposition, dendritic growth, columnar growth, surface growth, interfaces, erosion, alloys
Physical Review E. Volumen: 57 Numero: 3 Páginas: R2491-R2494
Publicado en papel: Marzo 1998.