Self-assembly of paired nanoribbons

R. V. Kukta, N. Vasiljevic, N. Dimitrov, Karl Sieradzki

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Self-assembly of surface phase domains is a promising route to fabricate stable nanometer-scale structures. This Letter reports a novel labyrinth structure of orthogonal nanoscale ribbons of Cu4Pb3 ordered-alloy on Cu(100) formed by electrochemical deposition. The labyrinth develops as loops of Cu4Pb3 ribbons elongate as closely spaced paired stripes. The structure is explained in terms of elastic interactions between anisotropic surface stress domains, wherein stripes of different phase variants form attractive dipoles. An energetic analysis determines the physical conditions necessary for the structure to form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number186103
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Oct 28 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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