Growth dynamics of the epitaxial SrO film on SrTiO3(0 0 1)

R. Takahashi, Y. Matsumoto, T. Ohsawa, M. Lippmaa, M. Kawasaki, H. Koinuma

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The initial growth of SrO thin films was investigated by in-situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and scanning tunneling microscope (STM). When SrO was deposited under epitaxial growth conditions on B-site terminated SrTiO3(0 0 1) substrate, the first layer reacted with the B-site layer to grow as A site layer of the perovskite. Once this A-site layer was completed, the subsequent SrO layers were grown in a layer-by-layer manner. The basic unit for layer-by-layer growth is a rock-salt unit cell. The growth mode of SrO on SrTiO3(0 0 1) is discussed in relation to the crystal lattice habit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. Surface structure
  • A3. Atomic layer epitaxy
  • A3. Laser epitaxy
  • B1. Oxides
  • B1. Perovskites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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