Growth of Ag films on a TiO2(1 1 0)-(1×1) surface

C. Su, J. C. Yeh, J. L. Lin, J. C. Lin

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We report here the growth of Ag film and its thermal stability on the TiO2(1 1 0)-(1×1) surface using combination techniques of low-energy ion scattering (LEIS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). At a surface temperature as low as 125 K, a 2D growth of Ag films seems to occur for submonolayer coverages up to approximately 0.8 ML. Annealing of low temperature grown Ag films to 500 K for coverage of 1-2.4 ML would result in the formation of metastable Ag layers with rest of Ag forming 3D needle-like islands on top of this Ag film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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