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PLD & MBE: Equilibrium v. Non-equilibrium Growth

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Jul26-13, 07:44 AM
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What (exactly) is meant by "equilibrium growth" (with respect to thin films), and why is pulsed laser deposition (PLD) condsidered "non-equilibrium" while molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) is considered "equilibrium"?
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