TITLE

Formation of single-domain anatase TiO2(001)-(1×4) islands on SrTiO3(001) after thermal annealing

AUTHOR(S)
Silly, Fabien; Castell, Martin R.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/11/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 15, p3223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Scanning tunneling microscopy is used to investigate the appearance of nanoscale islands on the SrTiO3(001) surface following cycles of repetitive annealing. Atomic-resolution images reveal that the surface of the islands is covered by features typical of the anatase TiO2(001) surface reconstruction. Small islands display a mixed (1×4) and (1×5) reconstruction, whereas only the single-domain (1×4) reconstruction is observed on large islands. These results reveal a simple process for the creation of single-domain anatase nanoislands.
ACCESSION #
14909460

 

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