GROWTH OF THIN Pb LAYERS ON Cu(001).

R. J. Culbertson, Y. Kuk, Leonard C Feldman

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Abstract

The growth of thin Pb layers ( less than 12 monolayers) was studied in ultrahigh vacuum by high energy ion scattering/channeling, low energy electron diffraction (LEED), and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). Deposition and analysis were performed at 300 K and 140 K. The Pb coverage was determined quantitatively by ion scattering. The results indicated a clear transition in the growth mode as a function of temperature. At 300 K, two-dimensional island growth was observed up to 1. 0 monolayer, followed by three-dimensional epitaxial growth of strained islands. Two-dimensional island growth was observed up to 5 monolayers at 140 K. The relative positions of the overlayer atoms relative to the substrate was studied to understand two-dimensional phase transitions above room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Soc
Pages187-191
Number of pages5
Volume41
ISBN (Print)0931837065
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Culbertson, R. J., Kuk, Y., & Feldman, L. C. (1985). GROWTH OF THIN Pb LAYERS ON Cu(001). In Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings (Vol. 41, pp. 187-191). Materials Research Soc.