Initial growth of a silver thin film on a Pt(110)-(1 × 2) surface

C. S. Shern*, D. U. Chang, K. D. Shyu, J. S. Tsay, Tsu yi Fu

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The growth mode of a silver ultrathin film on a Pt(110)-(1 × 2) reconstructed surface was studied by low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) at room temperature. The Auger uptake curve of this system shows a premonolayer break and a monolayer break with an initial linear growth. An unusual increase in intensity of integer beams of LEED was observed after silver atoms filled the missing-row sites in an out-of-phase scattering. This property can be used to calibrate the coverage of an adsorbate. UP spectra show that the d-band and the Fermi edge have some interesting changes. These results indicate that the growth of this system follows the Stranski-Krastanov mode. The growth mechanism is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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