Silver deposition on the Pt(100)-hex surface at 300 K leads to formation of a disordered Pt20Ag80 alloy in the first monolayer. This is due to lifting of the Pt(100)-hex-reconstruction which expels 20% of a monolayer of excess Pt atoms out of hex-reconstruction into the growing Ag film. Such mixing in the first monolayer may be expected generally for film growth on reconstructed surfaces at low temperatures. Our results are compared to a recently published article for Ag growth on Pt(110)-(2×1) surfaces [Surf. Sci. 478 (2001) L345]. For this system as well we suggest that a disordered monolayer-alloy forms with a Pt50Ag50 stoichiometry, instead of Ag growth proceeding by purely filling in the missing rows of the (2×1) reconstruction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces