Record number :
1000019
Title of article :
Ag island nucleation on Ge(1 1 1)-c(2 × 8)
Author/Authors :
M Padovani، نويسنده , , E Magnano، نويسنده , , G Bertoni، نويسنده , , V Spreafico، نويسنده , , L Gavioli، نويسنده , , M Sancrotti، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
Pages :
6
From page :
213
To page :
218
Abstract :
We present a study of the thermal evolution of the Ag/Ge(1 1 1) interface by combining Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Spatially Resolved Auger Electron Spectroscopy (SR-AES), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). We followed the morphological and structural changes of a thick Ag film grown onto Ge(1 1 1)-c(2×8) at 300 K after annealing at selected temperatures between 370 and 800 K. The morphology of the system evolves from a flat film up to the nucleation of islands through the formation of dendritic structures. The diffraction pattern shows different intermediate surface reconstructions. We report evidences of Ge intermixing into the Ag growing layer and segregation on top of it.
Keywords :
Ag , Ge , Islands , Stranski–Krastanov , Segregation , Interdiffusion , SR-AES , SEM , LEED , AFM
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
Serial Year :
2003
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