7. Nucleation and Growth Models

  1. Milan Paunovic1 and
  2. Mordechay Schlesinger2

Published Online: 21 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470009403.ch7

Fundamentals of Electrochemical Deposition, Second Edition

Fundamentals of Electrochemical Deposition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Paunovic, M. and Schlesinger, M. (2006) Nucleation and Growth Models, in Fundamentals of Electrochemical Deposition, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470009403.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Formerly with IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

  2. 2

    University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471712213

Online ISBN: 9780470009406



  • nucleation and growth models;
  • simultaneous nucleation and nuclei growth;
  • scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Formation and Growth of Adion Clusters

  • Nucleation of Surface Nuclei

  • Growth of Surface Nuclei

  • Simultaneous Nucleation and Growth of Nuclei

  • Formation of a Single Monolayer

  • Formation of Multilayers

  • Formation of Coherent Deposit

  • Layer Growth Mechanism

  • Nucleation–Coalescence Growth Mechanism

  • Development of Texture

  • Development of Columnar Microstructure

  • Overpotential Dependence of Growth Forms

  • Deposition of a Metal on a Foreign Metallic Substrate

  • Underpotential Deposition

  • Formation of Nanoclusters Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

  • Fluctuation Phenomena in an Equilibrium Microstructure on Metal Surfaces

  • References and Further Reading

  • Problems