Surface Diffusion of 3d-Metals on W(110)

  • Dirk Reuter
  • Gerhard Gerth
  • J. Kirschner
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 360)


We studied the spreading behaviour of Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu on W(110). For the ferromagnetic materials a one monolayer (ML) thick film spreads over the substrate surface (“unrolling carpet mechanism”). For Cu we observe the simultaneous spreading of a 2 and a 1 ML thick film. We observe anisotropic spreading for all four metals.


Surface Diffusion Diffusion Zone High Binding Energy Ferromagnetic Metal Spreading Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Reuter
    • 1
  • Gerhard Gerth
    • 1
  • J. Kirschner
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MikrostrukturphysikHalleGermany

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