Self-ordering mechanism of nanocluster-chain on the functional vicinal surfaces

Jian-Feng Wan; Carter, W. Craig
December 2009
Applied Physics Letters;12/21/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 25, p253110
Academic Journal
An energy model of nanoclusters-chain self-organized on the functional vicinal surfaces is established to investigate the self-ordering processes, which provides a promising and challenging nanomaterial-design method by means of the energy minimum principle and entropy change principle. The cluster-chain structure can be predicted through controlling the linear coverage of nanoclusters (PM) and the step width (L). The different interactions including the steps and terraces will perform a positive influence on the self-ordering due to their long-range forces.


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