Resolving the atomic structure of supported nanometer-size Au clusters

  title={Resolving the atomic structure of supported nanometer-size Au clusters},
  author={Daniel Lee Lovall and Martin Buss and Ronald P. Andres and Ronald G. Reifenberger},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Field-ion microscopy ~FIM! is used to resolve the atomic structure and orientation of individual nanometersize Au clusters supported on sharp tips of W, Pt, and a Pt/Ir alloy. The FIM images from a single cluster illustrate that the technique is capable of providing atomically resolved images of supported nanometer-size clusters in an ultrahigh vacuum environment. By comparing computer simulations of a FIM image to experimental data, the atomic structure and orientation of the supported cluster… Expand

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