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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

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

Citation

Stroscio, J. , Pierce, D. , Dragoset, R. and First, P. (1992), Microscopic Aspects of the Initial Growth of Metastable fcc Iron on the Au(111), Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=620387 (Accessed February 20, 2024)
Created January 1, 1992, Updated February 19, 2017