Advanced Functional Materials

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23_01b/2013Metal Nanoparticles: Steering the Growth of Metal Ad-particles via Interface Interactions Between a MgO Thin Film and a Mo Support (Adv. Funct. Mater. 1/2013)

The coincidence lattice formed between a Mo(001) surface and a MgO thin film is used to prepare Fe nanoparticle ensembles with high spatial uniformity. As reported by Jacek Goniakowski, Niklas Nilius, and co-workers on page 75, the ordered growth of Fe is initiated by regular work function modulations and geometric distortions of the oxide layer across the coincidence cell.

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