The growth of Cu on epitaxially grown Pd(111)/mica and the growth of Pd on epitaxially grown Cu(111)/mica surfaces were studied with Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and low‐energy electron diffraction (LEED) under UHV conditions. The results show that epitaxial Cu grows on Pd(111) by a layer mode of growth. However, Pd grows on Cu(111) in three‐dimensional clusters on top of an initial approximately three monolayers, i.e., by a Stranski–Krastanov mode. LEED studies showed that in both cases a (1×1) pattern was observed with increasing overlayer thicknesses.
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Research Article| May 01 1990
Growth mode determinations for the epitaxial Cu/Pd(111)/mica and Pd/Cu(111)/mica thin film systems
B. Oral, R. W. Vook; Growth mode determinations for the epitaxial Cu/Pd(111)/mica and Pd/Cu(111)/mica thin film systems. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 1 May 1990; 8 (3): 3048–3051. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.576628
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