Mass transport on adsorbate multilayers studied by surface plasmon polariton wave excitation

X. Wang, Y. Y. Fei, X. D. Zhu

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Abstract

We excited surface-plasmon polariton waves (SPPW) on Cu(111) by coupling a monochromatic optical beam with a xenon multilayer thickness grating on the metal. The SPPW excitation was detected with an angle-resolved oblique-incidence reflectivity difference technique (OI-RD). The amplitude of the resonance OI-RD signal was a quadratic function of the grating modulation depth. By monitoring the decay of the resonance OI-RD signal as a function of time and temperature, we were able to study the mass transport of xenon that plays a key role in the annealing of a "rough" Xe multilayer crystalline film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1721-1724
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume151
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • A. Rare gas
  • C. Surface mass transport
  • C. Surface plasmon polariton wave
  • E. Angle resolved ellipsometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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