Revealing of Surface Texture by Metal Deposition

Abstract

ZINC and cadmium atoms are known to exhibit good mobility over, and ready re-evaporability from, a suitable substrate surface on which the metal vapour beam is incident. Thus the vapour – beam flux density must exceed a certain minimum value if deposit is to be formed. This critical flux density depends on the nature of the substrate1–3 and should therefore vary from place to place on the always more or less imperfect surface of a crystal. Provided the corresponding changes in the critical flux density are sufficiently large, it should thus be possible to make visible such imperfections.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Estermann, J., Z. phys., 33, 340 (1925).

  2. 2

    Cockcroft, J. D., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 119, 293 (1928).

  3. 3

    Déo, A. R., and Gharpurey, M. K., J. Sci. Indust. Res., India (in the press).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

GURU MOORTI, V., GHARPUREY, M. Revealing of Surface Texture by Metal Deposition. Nature 179, 529 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1038/179529a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.