The mechanism of chemistry-mediated two-dimensional to three-dimensional (2D-3D) transition during In thin film deposition was investigated. In was deposited on Au substrateusing magnetron sputtering technique. The formation of Au 3In on Au substrate resulted in the 2d-3D transition. It was observed that alloy formation leads to nonwetting of In, high mobility of In atoms and In clusters and well-separated In islands. The results show that structures of In and Au are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)