Dimensionality Control and Magnetism of Fe on Nanopatterned Au(111) Surface

Wen Chin Lin, Hung Yu Chang, Yu Cheng Hu, Chien Cheng Kuo*

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Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is used to explore the room-temperature (RT) growth and multistep growth of Fe on Au(111) herringbone surface. The statistical analysis of island size and arrangement, combined with a phenomenological magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) model, can describe the previously reported magnetic behavior of Fe two-dimensional (2-D) island array very well. While increasing the Fe coverage, MAE is dominated by edge atoms, surface atoms, and then shape MAE, sequentially. The multistep growth, combing nucleation seeds, Xe buffer layer, and annealing treatment, reveals the possibility for manipulating the Fe growth into desired multilayer islands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5257319
Pages (from-to)4037-4040
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct


  • Nanomagnetism
  • Nanostructure
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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