Kinetics of intermixing in Au/Ag(110) heteroepitaxy: A molecular-dynamics study

Ruoping Wang, Kristen A. Fichthorn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations


Molecular-dynamics simulations with a corrected-effective-medium potential have been applied to study the kinetics of intermixing in Au/Ag(110) heteroepitaxy. Significant intermixing of Au and Ag at the interface has been observed at room temperature. A variety of interesting kinetic mechanisms have been revealed. Our study demonstrates that the kinetics of intermixing have a complex dependence on the local geometry of the Ag substrate, Au-Au interactions, and a long-range coupling of adatom motions via adsorbate-induced relaxation of the surface atoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1957-1960
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetics of intermixing in Au/Ag(110) heteroepitaxy: A molecular-dynamics study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this