Photoemission Investigations of Non-Metal/Metal Transition in Thin Discontinuous Antimony Films
T. Lewowski and P. Wieczorek
Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Wrocław, Pl. Maxa Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, Poland
Received: September 1, 1995; in final form: October 31, 1995
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The electric and photoelectric properties of very thin discontinuous antimony films deposited on an insulating (sapphire) substrate were investigated in order to explain the "surfactant" role of Sb atoms in the growth of other metal films on this substrate. The results show that the properties of pure Sb films on a sapphire are similar to those observed for other metals and cannot explain an essential change in the growth of Ag, Au, Ga and other metals when the substrate is pre-germinated with antimony.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.89.105
Erratum DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.89.743
PACS numbers: 73.50.Yg, 81.15.Ef