Kinetic processes in the growth and decomposition of a two-dimensional binary alloy

Se-Jong Kahng, J. Y. Park, Y. Kuk

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The growth and decomposition of a two-dimensional cobalt-chromium binary alloy on the W(110) surface were studied with scanning tunneling microscopy. At room temperature, co-deposited cobalt and chromium were found to grow in a homogeneous nucleation scheme. At the annealing temperature of 150 °C, the co-deposited films decompose into two phases, cobalt-rich and chromium-rich phases, showing good agreement with the reported phase diagram. In the decomposed film with 0.9 monolayer of cobalt and 0.2 monolayer of chromium, the second-layer islands are cobalt-rich phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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