Potassium induced one-dimensional nanostructures are formed by deposition on the InAs(I 10) surface held at about 420 K, as observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. The K adatoms self-aggregate in zigzag chains oriented along the {[110] direction even at very low coverage. By increasing the K density, the atomic chains pack together, though keeping a minimum distance of 18.2 Angstrom. At the completion of the first layer, the nanostructures extend over the entire surface giving rise to a clear c(2 x 6) low energy electron diffraction pattern. At higher coverage, a second ordered overlayer is formed. The results are discussed in terms of recent theoretical calculations and experimental work on the model system of Cs chains self-assembled on the InAs(l 10) surface. The structural model proposed for a single chain is used to discuss the evolution of the overlayer structure as a function of coverage. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.}

Gavioli, L., Padovani, M., Spiller, E., Sancrotti, M., Betti, M. G., Self-assembling of potassium nanostructures on InAs(110) surface, <<SURFACE SCIENCE>>, 2003; 532 (N/A): 666-670. [doi:10.1016/S0039-6028(03)00122-5] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/20749]

Self-assembling of potassium nanostructures on InAs(110) surface

Gavioli, Luca;Padovani, Miriam;Spiller, Enrica;Sancrotti, Massimo;Betti, Maria Grazia
2003

Abstract

Potassium induced one-dimensional nanostructures are formed by deposition on the InAs(I 10) surface held at about 420 K, as observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. The K adatoms self-aggregate in zigzag chains oriented along the {[110] direction even at very low coverage. By increasing the K density, the atomic chains pack together, though keeping a minimum distance of 18.2 Angstrom. At the completion of the first layer, the nanostructures extend over the entire surface giving rise to a clear c(2 x 6) low energy electron diffraction pattern. At higher coverage, a second ordered overlayer is formed. The results are discussed in terms of recent theoretical calculations and experimental work on the model system of Cs chains self-assembled on the InAs(l 10) surface. The structural model proposed for a single chain is used to discuss the evolution of the overlayer structure as a function of coverage. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.}
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Gavioli, L., Padovani, M., Spiller, E., Sancrotti, M., Betti, M. G., Self-assembling of potassium nanostructures on InAs(110) surface, <>, 2003; 532 (N/A): 666-670. [doi:10.1016/S0039-6028(03)00122-5] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/20749]
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