The effects of electron bombardment on NaCl (111) surfaces, which were obtained by deposition in ultrahigh vacuum, and on the subsequent epitaxial growth of silver on such surfaces were studied using reflection high energy electron diffraction and Auger electron spectroscopy. Electron bombardment is shown to have a strong effect on the epitaxy if it is employed for a sufficiently short time. Otherwise fast oxidation and disordering of the NaCl surface occurs, eliminating the possibility of obtaining an oriented silver film. A mechanism of the electron bombardment effects is discussed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Thin Solid Films|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 1979|