Dornisch, D.; Moritz, Wolfgang; Schulz, H.; Feidenhans'l, Robert; Nielsen, Morten; Grey, F.; Johnson, Robert L.; Le Lay, Guy
Ag on Ge(111): 2D X-ray structure analysis of the (Wurzel)3 x (Wurzel)3 superstructure.
In: Surface Science, Vol. 274, No. 2: pp. 215-221
We have studied the Ag/Ge(111)(Wurzel)3 x (Wurzel)3 superstructure by grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction. In our structural analysis we find striking similarities to the geometry of Au on Si(111). The Ag atoms form trimer clusters with an Ag-Ag distance of 2.94+-0.04°A with the centers of the trimers being located at the origins of the (Wurzel)3 x (Wurzel)3 lattice. The Ag layer is incomplete and at least one substrate layer is distorted.