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adatom

[′ad‚ad·əm]
(physical chemistry)
An atom adsorbed on a surface so that it will migrate over the surface.
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This shape is explained by the difference in Ga and Al adatoms migration coefficients over the sidewalls surface; thus, lateral growth occurs eventually [21].
On the other hand, the zigzag edge atoms, adatoms, or vacancies are all believed to cause magnetic moments in graphene [25].
found that the stripping peaks of Cu adatoms on the Pd(111) and the Pd(100) single crystals are observed at approximately 0.49 and 0.54 V versus RHE, respectively, whereas on Pd(110), the two stripping peaks are observed at approximately 0.37 and 0.53 V versus RHE.
[23] reported the effect of sputtering power on the growth rate of films where they believed that, at higher sputtering power in magnetron sputtering system, adatoms acquire sufficient kinetic energy from the high energy inert argon gas.
Seixas et al., "Electron doping of ultrathin black Phosphorus with Cu Adatoms," Nano Letters, vol.
have researched the orbitally controlled Kondo effect of Co adatoms on graphene [28].
Alloying Pt with a second element and incorporating active cocatalysts such as adatoms are able to achieve the goal.
That work shows that Ba develops in successive layers on the Ni(110) surface, with the first one strongly interacting with the substrate and comprising a mixture of random c(2x2) domains and disordered adatoms. On the other hand, the second layer is disordered and more weakly bound.
Two Au adatoms in the right and left electrodes are adopted for effective coupling with electrodes due to the small [C.sub.28] molecular radius.
Due to the lower diffusivity of Si adatoms at low temperatures [19], formation of planar defects is an inherent property of low-temperature VPE growth.