Morphology of Sn films grown on the fivefold surface of icosahedral Al 63Cu24Fe13 investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy

H. R. Sharma, M. Shimoda, J. A. Barrow, A. R. Ross, T. A. Lograsso, A. P. Tsai

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Sn film growth on the fivefold surface of icosahedral Al 63Ci24Fe13 has been investigated by employing scanning tunneling microscopy. For about monolayer coverage, the deposited Sn forms a layer of monoatomic height. A Fourier transform of the layer's structure reveals quasicrystalline long range order. At higher coverage, flat-topped clusters of uniform heights are formed. The clusters preferentially grow at the step edges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventQuasicrystals 2003 - Preparation, Properties and Applications - Boston, MA., United States
Duration: 2003 Dec 12003 Dec 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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