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Physical Review Letters
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Surface diffusion of hydrogen on Si(111)7×7

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Abstract

The diffusion of atomic hydrogen on the Si(111)7×7 surface has been investigated experimentally by means of optical second-harmonic diffraction from a submonolayer grating of adsorbed hydrogen. With submicron grating periods, we are able to measure surface diffusivities D<10-14 cm2 s-1. We find a thermally activated diffusion process with a barrier of Ea=1.50.2 eV and a preexponential factor D0 of 10-3 cm2 s-1. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

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15 Apr 1991

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Physical Review Letters

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