Takehiko Gonda1, Yasuaki Tanaka2, Akira Horii2, Hisami Yumoto2 and Yoshihiko Gotoh2
1Division of General Education, Aichi-Gakuin University, Iwasaki, Nisshin, Aichi 470-01, Japan
2Department of Materials Science and Technology, Science University of Tokyo, Noda, Chiba 278, Japan
(Received July 18, 1994; Accepted January 13, 1995)
Keywords: Ag Crystallite, Morphology of Metal Crystallite, SEM Observation
Abstract. The growth mode of Ag crystallites on a graphite substrate has been studied using a SEM. The crystallites are nucleated preferentially along the steps on the graphite surface created by cleavage. The crystallites have psudo-spherical polyhedron and in rare cases, have hexagonal shape and triangular shape truncated at the corners.