Kinetics of intermixing in Au/Ag(110) heteroepitaxy: A molecular-dynamics study

Ruoping Wang, Kristen A. Fichthorn

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Molecular-dynamics simulations with a corrected-effective-medium potential have been applied to study the kinetics of intermixing in Au/Ag(110) heteroepitaxy. Significant intermixing of Au and Ag at the interface has been observed at room temperature. A variety of interesting kinetic mechanisms have been revealed. Our study demonstrates that the kinetics of intermixing have a complex dependence on the local geometry of the Ag substrate, Au-Au interactions, and a long-range coupling of adatom motions via adsorbate-induced relaxation of the surface atoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1957-1960
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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