Thermally grown Si(001)/SiO2 samples were studied by x-ray reflectivity. Fits of model electron density profiles to the data reveal the existence of an interfacial layer at the Si/SiO2 interface up to 15-Å-thick, with density higher than either the crystalline Si or the main oxide layer. This density of the layer is reduced by a postoxidation anneal.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)