Chemistry-mediated two-dimensional to three-dimensional transition of in thin films

H. L. Wei, Hanchen Huang*, C. H. Woo, Xixiang Zhang, L. G. Zhou

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The mechanism of chemistry-mediated two-dimensional to three-dimensional (2D-3D) transition during In thin film deposition was investigated. In was deposited on Au substrateusing magnetron sputtering technique. The formation of Au 3In on Au substrate resulted in the 2d-3D transition. It was observed that alloy formation leads to nonwetting of In, high mobility of In atoms and In clusters and well-separated In islands. The results show that structures of In and Au are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5401-5403
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jun 28 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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