Self-organized, one-dimensional Pt nanowires on Ge(001)


Gurlu O. , ADAM O., ZANDVLIET H., POELSEMA B.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, cilt.83, ss.4610-4612, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.1630383
  • Dergi Adı: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4610-4612

Özet

Pt atoms adsorbed onto Ge(001) surface form extremely well-ordered nanowire arrays by self-organization after high-temperature annealing. Using scanning tunneling spectroscopy/microscopy, it is shown that they are metallic and defect free. They are only 0.4 nm thick with a spacing of 1.6 nm in between, and have aspect ratios up to 1000. Their formation can be discussed in terms of a relativistic property possessed by heaviest 5d elements, and the pathway to their formation can be explained by dimer breakup on Ge(001) surface at elevated temperatures followed by a surface polymerization reaction. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.