Self-clustering phenomenon of epitaxial FeSi nanoislands on Si(001)

Shu Fang Chen, Hung Chin Chung, Chuan Pu Liu

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This study investigates the evolution in the growth of FeSi nanoislands on Si(001). Under proper growth conditions, nanoislands spontaneously cluster into groups on rectangular FeSi terraces depending on both substrate temperature and deposition coverage. This study discussed the self-clustering mechanism in the context of strain relaxation and mass transportation between nanoislands and terraces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013519
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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