Low Temperature Physics: 43, 1094 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5004455
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 43, Number 9 (September 2017), p. 1363-1367    ( to contents , go back )

Grating of surface objects SnTe on the sital

Ya.P. Saliy, N.I. Bushkov, and І.S. Bylina

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, 57 Shevchenko str., Ivano-Frankivsk, 76018, Ukraine
E-mail: bushkovnazar@gmail.com

Received October 3, 2016, revised November 19, 2016


Results of the study of AFM images of crystalline SnTe, condensed on the glass-ceramic substrate, are presented. We used a two-dimensional Fourier trans-form sequentially forward and backward on the most intense frequencies for the analysis of the results. The hidden periodicity in the arrangement of objects on the surface of films is established, which is confirmed by a two-dimensional autocorrelation function of the image. A one-dimensional Fourier transform is applied to the distribution of the azimuth angle of the vector normal to the surface. It is found that the surface has a constant set of symmetry elements, even though the sizes of the surface objects are monotonically dependent on the deposition time. Approximation of the polar angle vector distribution was performed using a normal single one-modal function whose form is independent on the deposition time.

PACS: 61.05–a Techniques for structure determi-nation

Key words: SnTe, ASM-images, Fourier transform, autocorrelation function, hidden periodicity.

Published online: July 25, 2017

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