Thin film growth of Pt on Cu(111) : A LEIS study

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-925
Journal / PublicationSurface Science
Volume357-358
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Low energy Li+ ion scattering with a combination of LEED has been used to study thin Pt films on Cu(111) deposited at room temperature (≤50°C) and subsequently heated. At room temperature, Pt grew epitaxially on Cu(111) in the regular fee stacking sequence for a thickness of at least five monolayers. For the annealing temperature of ∼300°C, Pt-Cu intermixing was observed, forming a metastable Cu3Pt surface alloy. Analysis of the surface layers was made by analysing the incident angle dependence associated with shadowing effects and comparison to the results obtained from a bulk Cu3Pt(111) single crystal, revealing that the alloy is Cu3Pt(111) phase over at least three atomic layers. Neither CuPt(111) nor CuPt3(111) surface phase has been evidenced in this study.

Research Area(s)

  • Alloys, Copper, Growth, Low energy ion scattering (LEIS), Metallic films, Platinum

Citation Format(s)

Thin film growth of Pt on Cu(111) : A LEIS study. / Shen, Y. G.; O'Connor, D. J.; Wandelt, K.; MacDonald, R. J.

In: Surface Science, Vol. 357-358, 20.06.1996, p. 921-925.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review