Real time PEEM was used to observe the surface dynamics of TiSi2 islands on Si at high temperature. By monitoring the relative position of individual islands, it was found that the islands grew through both Ostwald ripening and attractive migration and coalescence. It was proposed that the attractive migration of the islands is the growth-decay flow of the island edges due to the nonuniform concentration around the islands.
|Physical Review Letters
|Published - Apr 4 2003
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy