External stress as a way to control Au(111) reconstruction

Chauraud D, Durinck J, Vernisse L, Smalley S, Drouet M, Coupeau C (2021)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


Book Volume: 714

Article Number: 121908

DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2021.121908


We report investigations on gold single crystals carried out with the help of an original experimental set-up, combining a scanning tunneling microscope and a compression device under ultra high vacuum, that allows for in situ observations of stressed surfaces at the atomic scale. It is observed that a macroscopic compression strain may induce a reorganization of the Au(111) surface reconstruction, known as the chevron-like pattern. Molecular dynamics simulations using a modified embedded atom method potential have been carried out to highlight the elementary dislocation mechanisms at the origin of such an evolution.

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Chauraud, D., Durinck, J., Vernisse, L., Smalley, S., Drouet, M., & Coupeau, C. (2021). External stress as a way to control Au(111) reconstruction. Surface Science, 714. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2021.121908


Chauraud, Dimitri, et al. "External stress as a way to control Au(111) reconstruction." Surface Science 714 (2021).

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