Thermally activated stripe reconstruction induced by O on Nb (011)

M. Ondrejcek, R. S. Appleton, W. Swiech, V. L. Petrova, C. P. Flynn

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Scanning tunneling microscopy and low energy electron microscopy were used to explore film-induced stripes formed by two variants of an O-induced surface reconstruction of Nb(011) films grown on Al2O3. As a result, it was possible to document the high strain sensitivity of the stripes, and their fixed period of 51±5 nm at the temperature 1505 K at which the reconstructions are lifted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116102
Pages (from-to)116102/1-116102/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 10 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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