Onset of graphoepitaxy at a monatomic step

Y. Kasukabe, T. Osaka

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Monatomic spiral steps were prepared by ultrahigh vacuum sublimation of NaCl and KCl substrates cleaved in ultrahigh vacuum. Particles of tin deposited onto the spiral step were examined by transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. The results indicated that the particles were epitaxially grown on the monatomic step of the KCl substrate, whereas the particles on the NaCl substrate were graphoepitaxially grown even on a monatomic step. The conditions necessary for graphoepitaxy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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