We present Co nanoparticle chains grown by vapor deposition over a single-crystalline Al2O3 layers on NiAl(100) with such features as self-limiting size distribution with the average size of ∼2.7 nm, well-ordered alignment, and high thermal stability. We attribute these features to peculiar one-dimensional long stripes with ∼4 nm interdistance on the surface of the ultrathin Al2O3 template. This nanostructure may open the door to numerous applications, such as catalysis and nanostorage, where large area well-ordered nanodots are desired.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)