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Abstract

The dynamics of two types of atomic seesaws are studied by open feedback loop scanning tunneling microscopy. The first type of atomic seesaw is a regular Ge dimer of the dimer reconstructed Ge(001) surface and the second type of atomic seesaw is a dimer located on the ridges of Au induced nanowires on a Ge(001) surface. On the bare Ge(001) surface the flip-flop motion of the dimers is induced by phasons, which perform a one-dimensional random walk along the substrate dimer rows. The phasons on the Au induced nanowires ridges are pinned and therefore only a limited number of dimers exhibit flip-flop behavior for the Au/Ge(001) system.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)264004-
JournalJournal of physics: Condensed matter
Volume22
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • METIS-266598
  • IR-72804

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Atomic seesaws. / van Houselt, Arie; Poelsema, Bene; Zandvliet, Henricus J.W.

In: Journal of physics: Condensed matter, Vol. 22, No. 26, 2010, p. 264004-.

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