Dynamics of surface steps
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Hochschule Aachen,
D-52056 Aachen, Germany
The thermal healing of various profiles imprinted on a crystal surface
is studied above and below roughening of that surface. In particular,
periodic corrugations and steps are considered., with the relaxation
being driven by evaporation-recondensation or surface diffusion.
Monte Carlo results are compared with experimental findings and