The Mn deposited clean Si (111) substrates were examined with UHV-TEM and STM that are part of an UHV-TEM/STM integrated characterization system. The Mn deposition with coverages of 5-20 ML followed by annealing at 673 K formed MnSi islands with Moire fringes. They showed metallic character. Subsequent annealing at 873 K dissipated the islands instead of transforming them into MnSi1.7. The re-deposition of Mn and re-annealing at 473 K succeeded to transform MnSi islands into MnSi1.7. The islands had several orientation relationships with substrate Si, and were semiconducting. The growth mechanism of MnSi1.7 is inferred.
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