It is shown that by using STEM microdiffraction it is possible to obtain surface reflections from thin metallic films. The technique is demonstrated for a gold film. Reflections from the surface reproduce the (23 × 1) supernet for the (111) surface previously reported in the literature. It is also shown that the film surface consists of reconstructed (5 × 1) domains which when interlocking, produce the (23 × 1) pattern.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - May 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry