Nanostructuring on Si(001) using self-organisation

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The self-organising 1-dimensional nanoscale network formation on Si(001) is studied with scanning tunneling microscopy [1]. The typical width of the quantum wires is 8-12 Å, whereas the averaged spacing between them varies between 15 and 60 Å. The domain structure of the 1-dimensional network obeys the size relations derived by Zeppenfeld et al. [2] for surface systems with long-range interactions decaying as L−2. Finally, the thermally induced wandering of the various types of 1-dimensional networks displays universal behaviour.
[1] H.J.W. Zandvliet et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3890 (1995)
[2] P.Zeppenfeld et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2737 (1994)
Period19 Mar 1997
Event titleDPG Frühjahrstagung 1997 Münster: (DPG Spring Meeting)
Event typeConference
LocationMünster, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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