Film Thickness of Pb Islands on the Si(111) Surface

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SPÄTH, Thomas, Matthias POPP, Regina HOFFMANN-VOGEL, 2020. Film Thickness of Pb Islands on the Si(111) Surface. In: Physical Review Letters. American Physical Society (APS). 124(1), 016101. ISSN 0031-9007. eISSN 1079-7114. Available under: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.016101

@article{Spath2020-01-10Thick-48705, title={Film Thickness of Pb Islands on the Si(111) Surface}, year={2020}, doi={10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.016101}, number={1}, volume={124}, issn={0031-9007}, journal={Physical Review Letters}, author={Späth, Thomas and Popp, Matthias and Hoffmann-Vogel, Regina}, note={Article Number: 016101} }

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