Influence of strain in Ag on Al ( 111 ) and Al on Ag ( 100 ) thin film growth

Abstract

We demonstrate the influence of interfacial strain on the growth modes of Ag films on Al(111), despite the small magnitude of the lattice misfit in this system. The strain is relieved by the formation of stacking fault domains bounded by Shockley partial dislocations. The growth mode and the step roughness appear to be strongly connected. Growth is three… (More)

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