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Non-classical nucleation and collective diffusion in epitaxially grown ultrathin films
Journal of Crystal Growth
  • T. Jaroch, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • Shen Chen, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • R. Zdyb, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • M. Jałochowski, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • Patricia A. Thiel, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
  • Michael C. Tringides, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
10-1-2019
DOI
10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.06.023
Abstract

Nucleation phenomena are very important in nature because they control the formation of novel phases which can have technologically important properties and applications. LEEM experiments in real time are described for island nucleation in Pb/Si(1 1 1), that show unusually fast, defect-free large Pb islands. The experiments confirm that this growth is due to the collective motion of the wetting layer and provide real time information about the rate of mass transport. Review of other experimental systems where similar unusually fast nucleation processes are present can lead to a better understanding of these intriguing processes, so predictability of the growth conditions (temperature, flux rate, coverage) can be attained.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Jaroch, T., S. Chen, R. Zdyb, M. Jałochowski, P. A. Thiel, and M. C. Tringides. "Non-classical nucleation and collective diffusion in epitaxially grown ultrathin films." 523 Journal of Crystal Growth (2019): 125137. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.06.023. Posted with permission.

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Elsevier B.V.
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Citation Information
T. Jaroch, Shen Chen, R. Zdyb, M. Jałochowski, et al.. "Non-classical nucleation and collective diffusion in epitaxially grown ultrathin films" Journal of Crystal Growth Vol. 523 (2019) p. 125137
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patricia_thiel/162/