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Self-ordered nanoporous lattice formed by chlorine atoms on Au(111)

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2016. Vol. 93. P. 045432-1-045432-8.
B.V. Andryushechkin, G.M. Zhidomirov, Cherkez V., Kierren B., Fagot-Revurat Y., Malterre D., Didiot C., K.N. Eltsov, Zheltov V.

A self-ordered nanoporous lattice formed by individual chlorine atoms on the Au(111) surface has been studied

with low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, and density functional

theory calculations.We have found out that room-temperature adsorption of 0.09–0.30 monolayers of chlorine on

Au(111) followed by cooling below 110 K results in the spontaneous formation of a nanoporous quasihexagonal

structure with a periodicity of 25–38 °A depending on the initial chlorine coverage. The driving force of the

superstructure formation is attributed to the substrate-mediated elastic interaction.

DOI: 10.1103/