Pavel Kocán

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The Ga-rich reconstruction of the GaAs(001) surface has been studied. Using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), we have found the existence of a well-ordered (4 x 6) reconstruction under extreme Ga-rich conditions. A structure model, consisting of subsurface Ga-Ga dimers and surface Ga-As dimers, is proposed for the (4 x 6) surface. This model is found to(More)
Self-assembly of organic molecules is a mechanism crucial for design of molecular nanodevices. We demonstrate unprecedented control over the self-assembly, which could allow switching and patterning at scales accessible by lithography techniques. We use the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to induce a reversible 2D-gas-solid phase transition of copper(More)
We have successfully controlled the surface structures of GaAs(001) by changing incident As-molecular species. Under As4 fluxes, the c(4 x 4) reconstruction with Ga-As dimers [c(4 x 4)alpha structure] is obtained, but the formation of three As-As dimer structures [c(4 x 4)beta structure] is kinetically limited. On the other hand, the structure change from(More)
Co-deposition of silver and indium and deposition of indium onto silver layer on the Si(100)-(2×1) surface at room temperature is studied by means of scanning tunnelling microscopy. The grown structures in both cases are often 2D islands formed from chains. Silver rows running parallel to silicon dimer rows are formed on the chains. Species identification(More)
Interaction of ethylene (C2H4) with Si(001)-Sn-2 × 2 and Si(001)-In-2 × 2 at room temperature has been studied using core level (C 1s) X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation and scanning tunneling microscopy. Sn and In form similar dimer chains on Si(001)2 × 1, but exhibit different interaction with ethylene. While ethylene adsorbs on(More)
We used a configuration-based kinetic Monte Carlo model to explain important features related to formation of the (√3×√3)R30° mosaic of metal and semiconductor atoms on the Si(111) surface. Using first-order desorption processes, we simulate the surprising zero-order desorption spectra, reported in some cases of metal desorption from the Si(111) surface. We(More)
Formation of Ag clusters on reconstructed surface Si(111)7 x 7 was for the first time observed in real time during deposition by means of scanning tunneling microscopy. The sequences of images taken at room temperature show mechanisms controlling the growth and behavior of individual Ag adatoms. Obtained data reveal new details of attractive interaction(More)
The state of matter in fluid phases, determined by the interactions between particles, can be characterized by a pair correlation function (PCF). At the nanoscale, the PCF has been so far obtained experimentally only by means of reciprocal-space techniques. We use scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at room temperature in combination with lattice-gas(More)
Influence of reactive defects on size distribution of one-dimensional islands is studied by means of kinetic Monte Carlo simulations in combination with an analytical approach. Two different models are examined: a model with anisotropically diffusing atoms irreversibly aggregating to islands, and a reversible model close to thermal equilibrium which allows(More)
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