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Structural transformations in Pb/Si(111) phases induced by C-60 adsorption

TitleStructural transformations in Pb/Si(111) phases induced by C-60 adsorption
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMatetskiy, AV, Bondarenko, LV, Gruznev, DV, Zotov, AV, Saranin, AA, Tringides, MC
JournalJournal of Physics-Condensed Matter
Date Published10
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0953-8984
Accession NumberWOS:000324307000008

) C-60 islands self-assemble at the defect-free Pb/Si(111) surface. When Pb atoms are ejected by the random C-60 islands, extended structural transformations involving reordering of numerous Pb atoms are fully completed at the surface within the shortest possible time (a few dozen seconds) to reapproach and image the surface after C-60 deposition. Estimations show that the observed transformations cannot be controlled by random walk diffusion of Pb adatoms, which implies a highly correlated motion of the Pb atom displacements within the layer.

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