Schematic drawing of the UHV system. The dash lines indicate the jacket for the low temperature insert. Legend: IP portable ion pump; gate valve; TP turbomolecular pump; IG ion gun; SH sample holder.
Schematic drawing of the low temperature insert jacket. The copper flanges are gray and the stainless steel tubes are hatched.
Top view and vertical cross section of the QCM mounting setup. Legend: quartz, copper base; SS stainless-steel cover; ceramic sleeves; screws.
Lateral cross section of the sample holder. Legend: quartz; spring; MC Meissner coil; connector; thermometer; heater.
Stability of the quartz crystal resonance parameters measured as a function of time at . See the text for further details.
Frequency shift measured as a function of dosing time at . The vertical arrow corresponds to the deposition of one Ar layer.
Mutual inductance signal as a function of the temperature detected by the calibrated diode.
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