Submonolayer Au on Si(111) phase diagram

Richard Plass, Laurence D. Marks*

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Based on a review of the current literature, a surface phase diagram is proposed for the submonolayer Au on Si(111) system. Kinetic considerations are reviewed and key surface phase diagram features such as the Θ < 0.4 ML metastable Si(111)-(√3 × √3)R30-Au structure and the high temperature Si(111)-(√3 × √3)R30 -Au to Si(111)-1 × 1)Au second order phase transition are discussed. Experiments to verify certain portions of the phase diagram are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-506
Number of pages10
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 15 1997


  • Adatoms
  • Compound formation
  • Diffusion and migration
  • Gold
  • Growth
  • Low index single crystal surfaces
  • Metal semiconductor nonmagnetic thin film structures
  • Metal-semiconductor interfaces
  • Models of surface kinetics
  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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