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Publication Citation: Homoepitaxial Growth of Iron and a Real Space View of Reflection-High-Energy-Electron Diffraction

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Author(s): Joseph A. Stroscio; Daniel T. Pierce; Robert A. Dragoset;
Title: Homoepitaxial Growth of Iron and a Real Space View of Reflection-High-Energy-Electron Diffraction
Published: January 01, 1993
Abstract: We report real space views of the homoepitaxial growth of Fe on Fe(001) whiskers observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. A measure of the surface diffusion of the Fe atoms is obtained over the temperature range of 20-250° C. The effect of the diffusion kinetics is observed in the surface morphology as a decrease in the interface width with temperature. Measurements of reflection-high-energy-electron diffraction during growth allow a comparison of real and reciprocal space techniques.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 70
Issue: 23
Pages: pp. 3615 - 3618
Research Areas: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)