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Scanning tunnelling microscopy observations of the evolution of small-scale topography on gold surfaces following irradiation with low-energy argon ions

Vishnyakov, Vladimir, Donnelly, S. E. and Carter, G. (1994) Scanning tunnelling microscopy observations of the evolution of small-scale topography on gold surfaces following irradiation with low-energy argon ions. Philosophical Magazine Part B, 70 (1). pp. 151-157. ISSN 1364-2812

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Abstract

Room-temperature irradiation of atomically flat gold films has been observed, using scanning tunnelling microscopy, to give rise to small faceted islands and pits (about 10 nm in lateral dimension and a few monolayers in height) which subsequently evolve by surface diffusion over a period of hours. The evolution on grains with different surface orientations is observed to be markedly different and, in particular, on what appears from symmetry consideration to be a (100) grain, the surface features are apparently in dynamic equilibrium under irradiation and subsequently thermally dissociate by the emission of small mobile clusters of atoms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis
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Depositing User: Graeme Greaves
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 09:07
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 10:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/18699

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