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Effect of quantum confinement of surface electrons on an atomic motion on nanoislands

Authors
  • Smirnov, A. S.
  • Negulyaev, N. N.
  • Niebergall, L.
  • Hergert, W.
  • Saletsky, A. M.
  • Stepanyuk, V. S.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
May 15, 2008
Submission Date
May 15, 2008
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 0805.2281
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

Ab initio calculations and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations demonstrate that the quantum confinement of surface electrons to nanoislands can significantly affect the growth process at low temperatures. Formation of empty zones and orbits of an adatom motion is demonstrated for Cu nanoislands on Cu(111).

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