Gold grown epitaxially on mica: conditions for large area flat faces

J. A. DeRose, T. Thundat, L. A. Nagahara, Stuart Lindsay

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Abstract

We have grown Au epitaxially on green and ruby muscovite mica in UHV for use as substrates for STM and AFM in solution and air. We have optimized the process to obtain flat, large areas (micrometers squared with a corrugation which rarely exceeded 10 nm from maximum to minimum height).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-108
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Volume256
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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