Island Shape-Induced Transition from 2D to 3D Growth for Pt/Pt(111)

Joachim Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel Jacobsen, Per Stoltze, Jens Kehlet Nørskov

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Abstract

We present a kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of the growth of Pt on Pt(111) capable of describing the experimentally observed temperature dependence of the island shapes and the growth mode. We show that the transition from a 2D growth mode at low temperatures to a 3D mode at higher temperatures is closely related to the disappearance of kink sites and the appearance of the triangular islands observed in the 3D growth regime.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume74
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2295-2298
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Bibliographical note

Copyright (1995) by the American Physical Society.

Keywords

  • CLUSTERS
  • DIFFUSION
  • BY-LAYER GROWTH
  • TEMPERATURE

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