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The self-assembly of metallic nanowires

Schoiswohl, J.; Mittendorfer, F.; Surnev, S.; Ramsey, M. G.; Andersen, Jesper N LU and Netzer, F. P. (2006) In Surface Science 600(20). p.274-280
Abstract
We have demonstrated that nickel adatoms self-assemble into quasi one-dimensional nanowires on vicinal Rh(111) surfaces by decorating their regular monoatomic step arrays, while V adatoms do not. The step decoration process has been followed experimentally by variable-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy and high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The physical origin of the different step-assisted self-assembly behaviour of Ni and V adatoms has been elucidated theoretically and is ascribed to different diffusion barriers and trapping capability of Ni and V at Rh steps. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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nickel, density functional theory calculations, metal nanowires, STM, stepped surfaces, rhodium
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Surface Science
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600
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274 - 280
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Elsevier
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0039-6028
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10.1016/j.susc.2006.07.060
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  author       = {Schoiswohl, J. and Mittendorfer, F. and Surnev, S. and Ramsey, M. G. and Andersen, Jesper N and Netzer, F. P.},
  issn         = {0039-6028},
  keyword      = {nickel,density functional theory calculations,metal nanowires,STM,stepped surfaces,rhodium},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {20},
  pages        = {274--280},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Surface Science},
  title        = {The self-assembly of metallic nanowires},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2006.07.060},
  volume       = {600},
  year         = {2006},
}