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From: Equilibrium shape of single-layer hexagonal boron nitride islands on iridium

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Shape and orientation of hBN islands. (a,b) LEEM images of hBN islands on Ir(111) with uniform \(\hat{s}\) (designating Ir step-up direction). White arrows indicate sites of strong Ir step edge bending. Edge normals \(\hat{n}\)i are noted for one of the islands in panel (b). (c) LEEM image of R0 and R180 islands, including two representative μ-LEED patterns, on a part of the Ir surface with strongly varying \(\hat{s}\). (a,b) E = 24.1 eV, (c) E = 17.5 eV in LEEM and E = 35.2 eV in μ-LEED. Crystallographic directions noted in the center of the figure apply to all LEEM and μ-LEED images.

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