Determining the energetics of vicinal perovskite oxide surfaces

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Abstract

The energetics of vicinal SrTiO3(001) and DyScO3(110), prototypical perovskite vicinal surfaces, has been studied using topographic atomic force microscopy imaging. The kink formation and strain relaxation energies are extracted from a statistical analysis of the step meandering. Both perovskite surfaces have very similar kink formation energies and exhibit a similar triangular step undulation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055302
Number of pages8
JournalAIP advances
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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