Temperature dependence of island growth shapes during submonolayer deposition of Ag on Ag(111)

@inproceedings{Cox2005TemperatureDO,
  title={Temperature dependence of island growth shapes during submonolayer deposition of Ag on Ag(111)},
  author={E. A. Cox and Maozhi Li and Pham Quang Chung and Chinmay Ghosh and Talat S. Rahman and C. Hugo J. Jenks and James W Evans and Patricia A Thiel},
  year={2005}
}
Growth shapes of Ag islands formed on Ag(111) during submonolayer deposition at different temperatures were studied with scanning tunneling microscopy, and analyzed via kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of a suitable atomistic lattice-gas model. Distinct shape transitions can be observed, from dendrites with triangular envelopes at low temperatures (below 140 K) to more isotropic fat fractal islands at intermediate temperatures, and then to distorted hexagonal shapes with longer Bsteps and shorter… CONTINUE READING