author = "Granato, Enzo and Ying, S. C. and Elder, K. R. and Ala-Nissila, 
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Brown 
                         University} and {Oakland University} and {Brown University}",
                title = "Mass transport of adsorbates near a discontinuous structural phase 
              journal = "Physical Review B",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "94",
               number = "23",
                pages = "235412",
             abstract = "We study the mass transport dynamics of an adsorbed layer near a 
                         discontinuous incommensurate striped-honeycomb phase transition 
                         via numerical simulations of a coarse-grained model focusing on 
                         the motion of domain walls rather than individual atoms. Following 
                         an initial step profile created in the incommensurate striped 
                         phase, an intermediate hexagonal incommensurate phase nucleates 
                         and grows, leading to a bifurcation into two sharp profiles 
                         propagating in opposite directions as opposed to broad profiles 
                         induced by atomic diffusive motion. Our results are in agreement 
                         with recent numerical simulations of a microscopic model as well 
                         as experimental observations for the Pb/Si(111) adsorbate 
                  doi = "https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.235412",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.235412",
                 issn = "1098-0121",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "24 nov. 2020"