We present theoretical study of morphology of Fe islands grown at Mo(110) surface in submonolayer MBE mode. We utilize atomistic SOS model with bond counting, and interactions of Fe adatom up to third nearest neighbors. We performed KMC simulations for different values of adatom interactions and varying temperatures. We have found that, while for the low temperature islands are fat fractals, for the temperature 500 K islands have faceted rhombic-like shape. For the higher temperature, islands acquire a rounded shape. In order to evaluate qualitatively morphological changes, we measured average aspect ratio of islands. We calculated dependence of the average aspect ratio on the temperature, and on the strength of interactions of an adatom with neighbors.
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