Atomic-resolution STM images of the Ag(110) clean surface were obtained successfully using a high-performance UHV-mode FI-STM. When the surface was exposed to oxygen, one-dimensional linear chains with various separation widths were observed, corresponding to the (n × 1) LEED patterns. It was concluded that these linear chains consist of the Ag-O-Ag component, similar to the case of the Cu(110)-O system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics