Regensburg 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
O 24.4: Vortrag
Dienstag, 23. März 2010, 11:15–11:30, H34
Structural properties of individual mass-filtered 3d-metal nanoparticles deposited on W(110) — •Wolfgang Rosellen1, Christian Kleinhans1, Volker Hückelkamp1, Furkan Bulut1, Joachim Bansmann2, Armin Kleibert3, and Mathias Getzlaff1 — 1Institute of Applied Physics, University of Düsseldorf — 2Dep. of Surface Chemistry, Ulm University — 3Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute
Nano-sized clusters and particles are regarded as a new class of material because their physical and chemical properties can significantly change with size. Thus, new features are accessible and additionally tunable by size-selection. Due to the high surface-to-volume ratio and the reduction of the coordination numbers the properties also differ from the respective bulk material such as melting point, conductance or electronic and, for magnetic particles, magnetic behavior. Fe, Co and FeCo alloy nanoparticles were produced by a continuously working arc cluster ion source (ACIS), mass-filtered by means of an electrostatic quadrupole and subsequently deposited on a W(110) surface. We discuss the structural properties of individual nanoparticles with diameters between 3 nm and 15 nm. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) is used to estimate the size and the crystallographic structure of the nanoparticles before deposition. The height and shape after deposition is investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Additionally, the melting behaviour of the nanoparticles at elevated temperatures will be discussed.