STM observations of the initial growth processes of metal thin film

@inproceedings{Yamawaki1994STMOO,
  title={STM observations of the initial growth processes of metal thin film},
  author={Toshihiko Yamawaki and Tsuneo Yamada and Gikan H. Takaoka and Isao Yamada},
  year={1994}
}
The initial stages of Al and Au adsorption onto Si(111) at room temperature have been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED). During the initial stages of Al deposition three - dimensional epitaxial growth occurred. For films thicker than a few monolayers two - dimensional growth occurred. On the other hand at the initial stage of Au deposition, two - dimensional epitaxial films are formed for the coverage under 2ML. For more than… CONTINUE READING