Chemistry, Mathematics, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
In this Reply, we provide a detailed analysis of experimental data for the nucleation of metal rows or islands during deposition of Ga on Si(100) quantifying the influence of defects. Contrasting the proposal of Kocán et al. [Phys. Rev. B 74, 037401 (2006)], we find that this process is not dominated by heterogeneous nucleation at C defects. We also argue that such heterogeneous nucleation could not in itself be responsible for the unusual monotonically decreasing island size distributions observed in this system. In addition, we offer possible explanations for why behavior observed by Kocán et al. for In deposition on Si(100) appears to differ from that for Ga deposition.
American Physical Society
Albao, Marvin Argulla; Evans, M. M. R.; Nogami, J.; Zorn, Deborah; Gordon, Mark S.; and Evans, James W., "Reply to “Comment on ‘Monotonically decreasing size distributions for one-dimensional Ga rows on Si(100)’ ”" (2006). Ames Laboratory Publications. 333.