We repot here the growth of silver nanostructures on a Si(111)7 × 7 surface using scanning tunneling microscopy(STM). It is found that the each Ag atom hops each half unit cells of 7 × 7 structure and forms dimers, trimers, tetramers and pentamers inside the half unit cells. We estimate intercell hopping rates of (1.390.16) × 10-4 1/s for trimers and (1.330.14) × 10-31/s for tetramers. We also observed the intracel motion of trimers.
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