Self-organization of Ge tetramers on Ag(001) surface: A 2D realization of unusual substrate mediated interactions
Abbreviated Journal Title
ising models; construction and use of effective interatomic; interactions; scanning tunneling microscopy; diffusion and migration; surface structure; morphology; roughness; and topography; surface; thermodynamics; self-assembly; germanium; ALLOY SURFACES; DISSOLUTION KINETICS; SEGREGATION; RECONSTRUCTION; GERMANIUM; LEED; Chemistry, Physical; Physics, Condensed Matter
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images recorded during dissolution of a half-monolayer Ge on a Ag(0 0 1) show that it proceeds by the disappearance of tetramer entities. Moreover, they reveal that the successive slowing down in the kinetics, observed during this dissolution, correspond to the formation of ordered 2D arrangements of tetramer vacancies. A lattice gas analysis of the latter predicts a very unusual sequence of pair interactions between these vacancies, probably mediated by the substrate. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
"Self-organization of Ge tetramers on Ag(001) surface: A 2D realization of unusual substrate mediated interactions" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 801.