Experiments have been carried out to study the condensation and epitaxy of indicater films (e.g. Au, ZnS, PbS) on the surface of NaCl, covered by amorphous, intermediate layers (e.g. C, SiOx). The results have confirmed that the properties of NaCl single-crystal inducing epitaxial growth of thin films can be transferred by an intermediate, amorphous dielectric layer onto the indicator film. This can be explained by the growth of the intermediate layer behaving as electret in the potential field of the substrate crystal. The condensation of the indicator film is affected by the degree to which the intermediate layer is polarized by the substrate crystal.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics