Delocalization transition of a rough adsorption-reaction interface

Kaya H., Kabakcioglu A., Erzan A.

PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol.61, no.2, pp.1102-1105, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physreve.61.1102
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW E
  • Page Numbers: pp.1102-1105


We introduce a kinetic interface model suitable for simulating adsorption-reaction processes which take place preferentially at surface defects such as steps and vacancies. As the average interface Velocity is taken to zero, the self-affine interface with Kardar-Parisi-Zhang-like scaling behavior undergoes a delocalization transition with critical exponents that fall into a different universality class. As the critical point is approached, the interface becomes a multivalued, multiply connected self-similar fractal set. The scaling behavior and critical exponents of the relevant correlation functions are determined from Monte Carlo simulations and scaling arguments.