Diffusion and condensation of adatoms on inhomogeneous rough surfaces

K. Torigoe, Y. Ohno, H. Kohno, T. Ichihashi, S. Takeda

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We have studied diffusion and condensation of adatoms on surfaces on which we have introduced inhomogeneous roughness by means of electron irradiation. We have constructed the model of the dynamics of adatoms on the surfaces, and demonstrated that the distribution of adatoms strongly depends on the surface roughness. The results suggest that the distribution of adatoms can be controlled by selecting adequate conditions of electron-irradiation. Experimental results were in good agreement with our calculations. We believe that this study is useful for nanofabrication on surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5103-5107
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 15


  • Au
  • Diffusion
  • Electron irradiation
  • Inhomogeneous rough surface
  • Selective growth
  • Si
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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