Faculty Publications

Title

Three-dimensional quantum size effects on the growth of Au islands on MoS2

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

113

Issue

19

Abstract

Quantum confinement was found to play a critical role in the formation of Au(111) islands grown on the surface of MoS2. These confinement effects are fully three dimensional, with a strong correlation with the relatively large Fermi wavelength associated with the Au(111) planes. The confinement effects result in preferred heights with a periodicity of nearly 2 nm and persist to much higher temperatures than are typically seen in electronic growth mode systems. These findings indicate the potential to explore electronic growth modes in systems based on metal-layered semiconductor interfaces.

Original Publication Date

11-5-2018

DOI of published version

10.1063/1.5053682

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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