Fundamental processes of the epitaxial growth of silver and gold films

Kazuki Mae, Yasusi Inoue, Kentaro Kyuno, Takeo Kaneko, Ryoichi Yamamoto

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Intensity oscillations of reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) during the autoepitaxy of Au on Au(001) and Ag on Ag(001) and during the heteroepitaxy of Au on Ag(001) and Ag on Au(001) were measured at 310 and 330 K. The morphologies of the growing surfaces are discussed in terms of the surface energies and the surface reconstruction. RHEED intensity oscillation during Au deposition on Ag(001) at 330 K rapidly decayed at the 6th period when reconstruction of the Au(001) surface appeared. Such a rapid decay was not observed at 310 K. On the other hand, the reconstruction entirely disappeared at the first minimum of the RHEED intensity oscillation in the case of Ag deposition on Au.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-671
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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