Quantum size effect dependent critical size cluster and finite size effects

TitleQuantum size effect dependent critical size cluster and finite size effects
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBinz SM, Hupalo M, Tringides MC
Journal TitleJournal of Applied Physics
Volume105
Pages094307
Date Published05/04
ISBN Number0021-8979
Accession NumberISI:000266263300138
Keywordsgrowth, metal-films, nucleation, thin-films
Abstract

Pb nucleation on top of a unique Pb island grown on Si(7x7) (in the form of a "hub"-"moat"-ring) confirms that electron confinement causes large variations in critical size cluster i(c) with island height. Because of smaller radial dimensions (less than 20 nm), the large variation of the nucleated island density on different layers cannot be a result of differences in terrace diffusion coefficients but ic. These results have important implications on how adsorption can be dramatically modified by quantum size effects. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.3121504]

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DOI10.1063/1.3121504