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Adsorption of dysprosium on the graphite (0001) surface: Nucleation and growth at 300 K

TitleAdsorption of dysprosium on the graphite (0001) surface: Nucleation and growth at 300 K
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKwolek, EJ, Lei, HP, Lii-Rosales, A, Wallingford, M, Zhou, YH, Wang, CZ, Tringides, MC, Evans, JW, Thiel, PA
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Date Published12
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0021-9606
Accession NumberWOS:000390603500011
Keywordschemistry, epitaxial-growth, evolution, Graphene, islands, layers, metals, morphology, physics, pt(111), scanning-tunneling-microscopy, thin-films

y the monomodal shape of the island size distributions. Comparison with the published island density of Dy on graphene shows that the value is about two orders of magnitude smaller on graphite, which can be attributed to more effective charge screening in graphite. The base of each island is 3 atomic layers high and atomically ordered, forming a coincidence lattice with the graphite. Islands resist coalescence, probably due to multiple rotational orientations associated with the coincidence lattice. Upper levels grow as discernible single-atom layers. Analysis of the level populations reveals significant downward interlayer transport, which facilitates growth of the base. This island shape is metastable, since more compact three-dimensional islands form at elevated growth temperature. Published by AIP Publishing.

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