Nucleation of Fe nanoparticle chains and nanostripes on Au(111) stepped surface

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


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Nucleation of regular nanoparticle chains, Fe nanostripes, and nanoisland array was demonstrated on Au(111) stepped surface, by different growth methods. With Xe buffer layer assisted growth, nanoparticles segregated right at the descending step edges, forming nanoparticle chains. Two-step growth (200 K deposition+300 K annealing) of Fe on properly chosen step (width=4.3±0.2 nm) resulted in single atomic height nanostripes at the descending edges. Through the multistep growth, 3× (0.15 ML Fe/8 L Xe at 90K+350 K annealing) on 0.05 ML seeds, a regular bilayer-island array was prepared. The detailed nucleation mechanism is discussed. Our experimental observation manifests the possibilities for the preparation of various one-dimensional nanostructures on Au(111) stepped surface. It is especially important for future studies and applications in nanoscale magnetism and catalysis.

期刊Journal of Applied Physics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理與天文學 (全部)


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