Self-organization of a carbide superlattice during deposition of carbon on Mo.

@article{Tsui2002SelforganizationOA,
  title={Self-organization of a carbide superlattice during deposition of carbon on Mo.},
  author={Frank Tsui and Peter A. Ryan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={015503}
}
Formation and evolution of a carbide superlattice (SL) during C deposition on Mo have been studied using molecular beam epitaxy techniques. The ordering of the SL is energetically driven, such that the interplay between strain and surface energies determines the length scale of the SL. Surface precipitation of C occurs within a narrow range of SL spacing that appears to control the size and spacing of the precipitates leading to a possible mechanism for nucleation of single-walled carbon… CONTINUE READING