Self-organized nanoscale pattern formation on vicinal Si(111) surfaces via a two-stage faceting transition

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Creator Liu, Feng
Other Author Men, F.-K.; Wang, P. J.; Chen, C. H.; Cheng, D. L.; Lin, J. L.; Himpsel, F. J.
Title Self-organized nanoscale pattern formation on vicinal Si(111) surfaces via a two-stage faceting transition
Date 2002-02
Description We demonstrate a self-organized pattern formation on vicinal Si(111) surfaces that are miscut toward the [211] direction. All the patterns, consisting of a periodic array of alternating (7 X 7) reconstructed terraces and step-bunched facets, have the same periodicity and facet structure, independent of the miscut angle, while the width of the facets increases linearly with miscut angle. We attribute such unique pattern formation to a surface faceting transition that involves two transition stages: the first stage forms a stress-domain structure defining the universal periodicity; the second stage forms the low-energy facets controlling the facet width.
Type Text
Publisher American Physical Society
Journal Title Physical Review Letters
Volume 88
Issue 9
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.096105
citatation_issn 0031-9007
Subject Vicinal Si(111); Nanoscale pattern formation; Two-stage; Faceting transition
Subject LCSH Self-organizing systems; Nanoscience
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Men, F.-K., Liu, F., Wang, P. J., Chen, C. H., Cheng, D. L., Lin, J. L., & Himpsel, F. J. (2002). Self-organized nanoscale pattern formation on vicinal Si(111) surfaces via a two-stage faceting transition. Physical Review Letters, 88(9), 096105.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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