Dara, Sure I could help with this area. As I said, my experience has really been in very controlled nucleation kinetics dealing mainly with epitaxial crystal growth.

Incidentally, my interest in oscillations stemmed from all the time I spent characterizing layer-by-layer growth oscillations in singe crystals. Point an electron beam at the surface of the crystal and the reflected spot does this:
![RHEED](http://community.dur.ac.uk/sharon.cooper/lectures/cryskinetics/image361.gif)

Each oscillation period is a layer of atoms!