Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy: Co on Cu(001)

R. Pentcheva, Kristen Ann Fichthorn, M. Scheffler, T. Bernhard, R. Pfandzelter, H. Winter

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Abstract

Metal heteroepitaxy was addressed by employing density-functional theory (DFT) to characterize the major rate processes. The aim was to achieve microscopic understanding of the island densities developing in the initial growth of Co on Cu(001), as well as their scaling behavior. A pronounced deviation from the typical Arrhenius behavior of island growth was found. A complex N-shape dependence of the island density on temperature was predicted theoretically and confirmed in an ion scattering experiment for Co on Cu(001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 21 2003

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Pentcheva, R., Fichthorn, K. A., Scheffler, M., Bernhard, T., Pfandzelter, R., & Winter, H. (2003). Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy: Co on Cu(001). Physical Review Letters, 90(7).
Pentcheva, R. ; Fichthorn, Kristen Ann ; Scheffler, M. ; Bernhard, T. ; Pfandzelter, R. ; Winter, H. / Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy : Co on Cu(001). In: Physical Review Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 90, No. 7.
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Pentcheva, R, Fichthorn, KA, Scheffler, M, Bernhard, T, Pfandzelter, R & Winter, H 2003, 'Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy: Co on Cu(001)', Physical Review Letters, vol. 90, no. 7.

Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy : Co on Cu(001). / Pentcheva, R.; Fichthorn, Kristen Ann; Scheffler, M.; Bernhard, T.; Pfandzelter, R.; Winter, H.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 90, No. 7, 21.02.2003.

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Pentcheva R, Fichthorn KA, Scheffler M, Bernhard T, Pfandzelter R, Winter H. Non-Arrhenius behavior of the island density in metal heteroepitaxy: Co on Cu(001). Physical Review Letters. 2003 Feb 21;90(7).