Surfactant-Mediated Epitaxial Growth of Metallic Thin Films
The effects of several surfactants on the homoepitaxial and heteroepitaxial growth of metallic films and multilayers have been studied and compared. Our measurements clearly revealed that pre-deposition of a small amount of surfactant prior to the adatom deposition changed thin film growth mode and structure. The pre-deposited surfactant enhanced layer-by-layer (LBL) growth of the homoepitaxial and heteroepitaxial growth of metallic films. The surfactant also enhanced the epitaxial growth of metallic multilayer.
Atsushi Suzuki and G. Sundararajan
M. Kamiko and R. Yamamoto, "Surfactant-Mediated Epitaxial Growth of Metallic Thin Films", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 117, pp. 55-61, 2010