Accession Number:

AD0608915

Title:

NUCLEATION OF METAL CRYSTALS ON IONIC SURFACES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 8,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE