XPS study of adsorption and desorption of a Bi thin film on the five-fold icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn surface

TitleXPS study of adsorption and desorption of a Bi thin film on the five-fold icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn surface
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsYoung KM, Cross N, Smerdon JA, Dhanak VR, Sharma HR, Lograsso TA, Ross AR, McGrath R
Journal TitlePhilosophical Magazine
Volume91
Pages2889-2893
Date Published07
ISBN Number1478-6435
Accession NumberISI:000290670100057
Keywordsadsorption, aluminium-palladium-manganese, bismuth, growth, quasi-crystal surfaces, quasicrystal, scanning tunnelling microscopy, surface, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Abstract

We have employed X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to characterise the growth and thermal stability of a Bi thin film on the five-fold icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn surface. The growth can be characterised as Stranski-Krastanov, in agreement with previous STM studies. As a function of annealing temperature, the multilayer desorbs first and thereafter coverages of 1 ML and 0.5 ML are stable for significant temperature ranges.

URL<Go to ISI>://000290670100057
DOI10.1080/14786435.2010.536793
Alternate JournalPhilos MagPhilos Mag