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Effect of the long-range adsorbate interactions on the atomic self-assembly on metal surfaces

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Recent experimental studies have demonstrated that short linear chains are often formed in the early stage of heteroepitaxy on the (111) noble metal surfaces at low temperatures. Here, we show that the surface-state mediated long-range interaction between adsorbates is the driving force for the self-organization of adsorbates at very low temperatures. Our kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for Co adatoms on Cu(111) and for Ce adatoms on Ag(111) reveal that these interactions can lead to the formation of linear chains.

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Negulyaev, N.N., Stepanyuk, V.S., Hergert, W., Fangohr, H. and Bruno, P. (2006) Effect of the long-range adsorbate interactions on the atomic self-assembly on metal surfaces Surface Science, 600, (5), pp. 58-61. (doi:10.1016/j.susc.2006.01.004).

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Published date: 1 March 2006
Keywords: kinetic monte carlo simulations, self-organization, 1d nanostructures, long-range interactions

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Local EPrints ID: 64974
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64974
ISSN: 0039-6028
PURE UUID: 30ea5e64-d86f-456e-abc1-c6e0f8415622

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Date deposited: 27 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:11

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Author: N.N. Negulyaev
Author: V.S. Stepanyuk
Author: W. Hergert
Author: H. Fangohr
Author: P. Bruno

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