Impact energy dependence of Al13 cluster deposition on Ni(001) surface

Wang, Y.X., Pan, Z.Y., Wei, Q, Du, A.J., Huang, Z, Xu, Y, & Ho, Y.K. (2002) Impact energy dependence of Al13 cluster deposition on Ni(001) surface. Surface Science, 512(1-2), pp. 128-134.

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In this paper, the influence of the impact energy on the initial fabrication of thin films formed by low energy cluster deposition was investigated by molecular dynamics simulation of All 3 clusters depositing on Ni(0 0 1) substrate. In the case of soft-landing, (0.01 eV/atom), clusters are rearranged from I-h symmetry into fcc-like clusters on the surface. Then they aggregate each other, which result in thin film growing in 3D island mode. While, growth will be in layer-by-layer mode at the impact energy of a few electron volt due to the transient lateral spread of cluster atoms induced by dense collision cascade. This effect has been traced to collision cascade inside the cluster. which is enhanced by collision with a hard Ni substrate. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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ID Code: 61175
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Clusters; Growth; Epitaxy; Aluminum; Nickel
DOI: 10.1016/S0039-6028(02)01691-6
ISSN: 0039-6028
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2013 01:34
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 01:34

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