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Title: Well-Ordered In Adatoms at the In 2 O 3 ( 111 ) Surface Created by Fe Deposition

Abstract

Metal deposition on oxide surfaces usually results in adatoms, clusters, or islands of the deposited material, where defects in the surface often act as nucleation centers. An alternate configuration is reported. Afterwards the vapor deposition of Fe on the In2O3(111) surface at room temperature, ordered adatoms are observed with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). These are identical to the In adatoms that form when the sample is reduced by heating in ultrahigh vacuum. Our density functional theory (DFT) calculations confirm that Fe interchanges with In in the topmost layer, pushing the excess In atoms to the surface where they arrange as a well-ordered adatom array.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Technical Univ. of Wien, Vienna (Austria). Inst. of Applied Physics
  2. Friedrich Alexander Univ, Erlangen (Germany). Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials and Computer-Chemistry-Center
  3. Lund Univ. (Sweden). MAX IV Lab.
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1337023
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1331838
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Wagner, Margareta, Lackner, Peter, Seiler, Steffen, Gerhold, Stefan, Osiecki, Jacek, Schulte, Karina, Boatner, Lynn A., Schmid, Michael, Meyer, Bernd, and Diebold, Ulrike. Well-Ordered In Adatoms at the In2O3(111) Surface Created by Fe Deposition. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.206101.
Wagner, Margareta, Lackner, Peter, Seiler, Steffen, Gerhold, Stefan, Osiecki, Jacek, Schulte, Karina, Boatner, Lynn A., Schmid, Michael, Meyer, Bernd, & Diebold, Ulrike. Well-Ordered In Adatoms at the In2O3(111) Surface Created by Fe Deposition. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.206101.
Wagner, Margareta, Lackner, Peter, Seiler, Steffen, Gerhold, Stefan, Osiecki, Jacek, Schulte, Karina, Boatner, Lynn A., Schmid, Michael, Meyer, Bernd, and Diebold, Ulrike. Fri . "Well-Ordered In Adatoms at the In2O3(111) Surface Created by Fe Deposition". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.206101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337023.
@article{osti_1337023,
title = {Well-Ordered In Adatoms at the In2O3(111) Surface Created by Fe Deposition},
author = {Wagner, Margareta and Lackner, Peter and Seiler, Steffen and Gerhold, Stefan and Osiecki, Jacek and Schulte, Karina and Boatner, Lynn A. and Schmid, Michael and Meyer, Bernd and Diebold, Ulrike},
abstractNote = {Metal deposition on oxide surfaces usually results in adatoms, clusters, or islands of the deposited material, where defects in the surface often act as nucleation centers. An alternate configuration is reported. Afterwards the vapor deposition of Fe on the In2O3(111) surface at room temperature, ordered adatoms are observed with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). These are identical to the In adatoms that form when the sample is reduced by heating in ultrahigh vacuum. Our density functional theory (DFT) calculations confirm that Fe interchanges with In in the topmost layer, pushing the excess In atoms to the surface where they arrange as a well-ordered adatom array.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.206101},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 20,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}

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