- Lovall D, Buss M, Andres RP, Reifenberger R
- Dept. of Phys., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA.
- Resolving the atomic structure of supported nanometer-size Au clusters.
- Physical Review B-Condensed Matter, vol.58, no.23, 15 Dec. 1998, pp.15889-96.
Publisher: APS through AIP, USA.
- Field-ion microscopy (FIM) is used to resolve the atomic structure and
orientation of individual nanometer-size Au clusters supported on sharp tips
of W, Pt, and a Pt/Ir alloy. The FIM images from a single cluster illustrate
that the technique is capable of providing atomically resolved images of
supported nanometer-size clusters in an ultrahigh vacuum environment. By
comparing computer simulations of a FIM image to experimental data, the
atomic structure and orientation of the supported cluster can be determined.