Accession Number : AD0608915
Title : NUCLEATION OF METAL CRYSTALS ON IONIC SURFACES.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 8,
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y
Personal Author(s) : Robins,J. L. ; Rhodin,T. N.
Report Date : 01 OCT 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : A systematic experimental study of the kinetics of nucleation of gold vapor onto the (100) cleavage face of magnesium oxide was made over the temperature range from 209-381C in ultra-high vacuum. The degree to which preferred nucleation occurred was found to depend on the defect structure of the surface. The experimental results are in quantitative agreement with a nucleation model originally developed for a defect-free surface and extended in this study to account for the contribution of point defects. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NUCLEATION, METAL CRYSTALS), (*GOLD, NUCLEATION), (*MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES), CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, REACTION KINETICS, IONS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, VAPORS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE