The influence of an electric field on the sublimation kinetics of alkali halide surfaces

M. José Yacamán, Z. A. Munir, J. P. Hirth

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Abstract

Cleaved {100} surfaces of high purity KCl crystals were sublimated in vacuum with and without an electrostatic field being present. The field produced marked changes in the ledge structure on the sublimated surfaces. The results are interpreted in terms of the terrace-ledge-kink model for sublimation, with kink-associated surface charge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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