The atomistic growth of silver clusters on a Si(111)7 × 7 surface

J. R. Osiecki, K. Takusari, H. Kato, A. Kasuya, S. Suto

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number219
Pages (from-to)1107-1111
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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