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We consider the growth of epitaxial thin film on a continously supplied substrate using both the Burton-Cabrara-Frank mean-field model and kinetic Monte-Carlo (KMC) simulation. Of particular interest are effects due to the finite size of the deposition zone. We find that Dirichlet boundary conditions in the substrate pulling direction produce a pattern of alternating step widths, with the relative spacing between the steps depending sensitively on the processing speed and on whether the numberdoi:10.3934/dcdsb.2009.11.443 fatcat:r4z6pyutvzeuhiyob7zbzwbruq