Some articles on growth:
... The growth of epitaxial (homogenous or heterogeneous) thin films on a single crystal surface depends critically on the interaction strength between adatoms and the surface ... In Volmer–Weber (VW) growth, adatom-adatom interactions are stronger than those of the adatom with the surface, leading to the formation of three-dimensional adatom clusters or islands ... Growth of these clusters, along with coarsening, will cause rough multi-layer films to grow on the substrate surface ...
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