New phenomena in homoepitaxial growth of metals

  • Poelsema B
  • Kunkel R
  • Nagel N
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The growth of Pt(lll) by Pt vapour deposition is studied by He diffraction as a function of substrate temperature and deposition rate. At a deposition rate of about 2.5 x 10 -2. monolayers/second several growth modes are observed: layer-by-layer (2D-) growth at 450 K ~ 450K enabling interlayer mass transport which leads to 2D-growth. The reentrant 2D-growth occurs due to a break down of this barrier for small, irregularly shaped islands.

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  • B. Poelsema

  • R. Kunkel

  • N. Nagel

  • A. F. Becker

  • G. Rosenfeld

  • L. K. Verheij

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