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Simulated and experimental images

Simulated and experimental images of deactivating Sb clusters. The image intensity increases from black to red to yellow. Simulated images are shown on the left; a, DP2; b, DP2 viewed in a different projection; c, DP4; and d, Sb3V. Selected experimental matches to simulated images are shown on the right. We note that (1) a Sb2V projection also exists, similar to a; (2) projections of Sb2V, and of Sb3V with two Sb atoms in one column, each have images similar to b; (3) a Sb4V projection with one doubly occupied column is similar to d; and (4) projections exist for DP2, Sb2V, and DP4 with two Sb atoms in one column. Simulated images are based on structural models. Experimental images have been low-pass filtered to reduce noise and have had additional pixels added by interpolation (there were originally 12 pixels per column).

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Submitted by
Paul Voyles
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Department
University of Wisconsin - Madison