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dc.contributor.authorSHVETS, IGORen
dc.contributor.authorMURPHY, SHANEen
dc.contributor.authorMARIOTTO, GUIDOen
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T15:21:37Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T15:21:37Z
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.date.submitted2004en
dc.identifier.citationBerdunov, N.; Murphy, S.; Mariotto, G.; Shvets, I. V., Room temperature study of a strain-induced electronic superstructure on a magnetite (111) surface, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 70, 8, 2004, 85404en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/40386
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractA magnetite sFe3O4d single-crystal (111) surface has been studied at various oxygen-iron surface stoichiometries. The stoichiometry was modified by controlling the in situ sample anneal conditions. We have found the conditions that lead to the formation of an oxygen-rich surface that forms a quasihexagonal superstructure with a 42 ? periodicity. The superstructure is highly regular and was observed by both low-energy election diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy. The superstructure consists of three regions, two of which have identical atomic scale structures with a periodicity of 2.8 ?, and a third having a periodicity that is about 10% larger s3.1 ?d. The subtle difference in the atomic periodicities between the three areas results from the modulation of intrinsic strain developed along the surface. The superstructure results from electronic effects rather than being a mosaic of different iron oxide terminations. The onset of the superstructure is sensitive to the surface stoichiometry. From our results we could estimate the critical density of defects leading to the disappearance of the superstructure. We have modeled the experimental results and calculated the electron density using density functional theory calculations. The model clearly shows the development of strain along the surface.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) under Contract 00/PI.1/C042.en
dc.format.extent85404en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)en
dc.relation.ispartofseries70en
dc.relation.ispartofseries8en
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dc.subjectSurface Physicsen
dc.subjectmagnetite (Fe3O4) single-crystal (111)en
dc.titleRoom temperature study of a strain-induced electronic superstructure on a magnetite (111) surfaceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/ivchvetsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/mariotlen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/shmurphyen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid30527en
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.70.085404en


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