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Title:Epitaxial Niobium (011) Surfaces as a Template for Cu(3)Au
Author(s):Appleton, Randal Scott
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Flynn, C.P.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Physics, Condensed Matter
Abstract:Cu3Au films are grown under a number of conditions, which isolates step nucleation as the key to the stacking bias. The stacking ratio has a sinusoidal dependance on miscut azimuth. The ratio depends on miscut magnitude first linearly but with a rapid increase for miscuts; near 1°. This behavior fits well with a model of selective step nucleation for adatoms within diffusion distance of surface steps. Variations in average adatom chemistry and size have little effect, leaving the best explanation for stacking selection as an adatom affinity for step nucleation due to increased coordination number and reduced energy at step sites.
Issue Date:2001
Description:156 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3030406
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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