Manipulated nucleation of Fe nanostructures on Au(111) with combined growth methods

Wen Chin Lin*, Hung Yu Chang, Yu Cheng Hu, Yen Yin Lin, Chuang Han Hsu, Chien Cheng Kuo

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The manipulated nucleation of Fe on hexagonal close-packed (hcp) and face centered cubic (fcc) areas of an Au(111) herringbone surface was demonstrated with the combined growth methods of Xe buffer layer, seed effect and low temperature deposition. Besides the herringbone kinks, bi-layer stacking at fcc gaps was observed. This preference resulted in various nucleation patterns, such as zigzag stripes and doublet islands, by properly choosing the growth condition. The idea of nucleation control through combined growth methods can be applied in other nanopatterned templates for the fabrication of self-assembled nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015606
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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