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Title: Stars and stripes. Nanoscale misfit dislocation patterns on surfaces
Authors: Pushpa, Raghani
Narasimhan, Shobhana
Keywords: Scanning-Tunneling-Microscopy
Reconstructed Au(111) Surface
Metal-Metal Interfaces
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Publisher: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Citation: Pure and Applied Chemistry 74(9), 1663-1671 (2002)
Abstract: Close-packed metal surfaces and heteroepitaxial systems frequently display a structure consisting of regularly spaced misfit dislocations, with a network of domain walls separating face-centered cubic (fcc) and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) domains. These structures can serve as templates for growing regularly spaced arrays of nanoislands. We present a theoretical investigation of the factors controlling the size and shape of the domains, using Pt(111) as a model system. Upon varying the chemical potential, the surface structure changes from being unreconstructed to the honeycomb, wavy triangles, "bright stars", or Moire patterns observed experimentally on Pt(111) and other systems. For the particular case of Pt(111), isotropically contracted star-like patterns are favored over uniaxially contracted stripes.
Other Identifiers: 0033-4545
Appears in Collections:Research Articles (Shobhana Narasimhan)

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