Study of ion bombardment induced vacancy islands on Au(100) by scanning tunneling microscopy

S. Gauthier
1994 Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B Microelectronics Processing and Phenomena  
The influence of the anisotropy of the (5 Xn) reconstructed (100) face of gold on the generation of vacancy islands by sputtering with 600 eV Ar+ ions has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy. The shapes of these islands. bounded by monoatomic steps, are shown to be growth shapes. rather than equilibrium shapes. The growth mechanisms leading to these shapes are discussed.
doi:10.1116/1.587592 fatcat:xoqgoemtxjaulclb3lwdak6jze