Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
Scanning tunneling microscopy studies are integrated with development of a realistic atomistic model to both characterize and elucidate the complex mounded morphologies formed by deposition of Ag on Ag(111) at 150 and 180 K. Threefold symmetric lateral shapes of islands and mounds are shown to reflect the influence of a nonuniform step edge barrier inhibiting interlayer transport. Modeling of structure at the mound peaks leads to a sensitive estimate of the magnitude of this large barrier.
American Physical Society
Li, Maozhi; Chung, P.-W.; Cox, E.; Jenks, Cynthia J.; Thiel, Patricia A.; and Evans, James W., "Exploration of complex multilayer film growth morphologies: STM analysis and predictive atomistic modeling for Ag on Ag(111)" (2008). Chemistry Publications. 27.