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Ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy to study thin film growth

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Title: Ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy to study thin film growth
Author: Nunes, Nicole Lynne
Advisor: Rau, Carl
Degree: Master of Arts thesis
Abstract: An ultra high vacuum chamber was constructed to study thin film growth using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The sample stage is specially designed so that samples can be transferred in situ among various film preparation techniques. For first studies, Ru thin films were deposited at sub-monolayer coverages on C(0001) substrates. From our STM studies, it is found that Ru diffuses easily along the graphite surface, that Ru atoms tend to nucleate at defect sites, and that the first monolayer of Ru grows homogeneously on graphite. These results are in agreement with our recent Auger electron spectroscopy data.
Citation: Nunes, Nicole Lynne. (1994) "Ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy to study thin film growth." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13873.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13873
Date: 1994

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