R. J. Culbertson, Y. Kuk, L. C. Feldman

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The growth of thin Pb layers ( less than 12 monolayers) was studied in ultrahigh vacuum by high energy ion scattering/channeling, low energy electron diffraction (LEED), and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). Deposition and analysis were performed at 300 K and 140 K. The Pb coverage was determined quantitatively by ion scattering. The results indicated a clear transition in the growth mode as a function of temperature. At 300 K, two-dimensional island growth was observed up to 1. 0 monolayer, followed by three-dimensional epitaxial growth of strained islands. Two-dimensional island growth was observed up to 5 monolayers at 140 K. The relative positions of the overlayer atoms relative to the substrate was studied to understand two-dimensional phase transitions above room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Soc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0931837065
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Culbertson, R. J., Kuk, Y., & Feldman, L. C. (1985). GROWTH OF THIN Pb LAYERS ON Cu(001). In Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings (pp. 187-191). (Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings; Vol. 41). Materials Research Soc.