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Publication Citation: Microscopic Aspects of the Initial Growth of Metastable fcc Iron on the Au(111)

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Author(s): Joseph A. Stroscio; Daniel T. Pierce; Robert A. Dragoset; P First;
Title: Microscopic Aspects of the Initial Growth of Metastable fcc Iron on the Au(111)
Published: January 01, 1992
Abstract: We report on the microscopic aspects of the growth of Fe on the Au(111) surface observed with scanning tunneling microscopy. Nucleation of triangular Fe islands is observed to occur at the corners of the herringbone reconstruction of the Au(111) surface. Atomic resolution measurements show the existence of a new metastable close-packed fcc phase of Fe with a 0.288 {plus or minus}0.01 nm in-plane nearest neighbor distance. Initial fcc film growth proceeds in a layer-by-layer growth mode.
Citation: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Pages: pp. 1981 - 1985
Research Areas: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
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