Polarity inversion in polar-nonpolar-polar heterostructures

S. Cho, S. J. Youn, Y. Kim, A. DiVenere, G. K L Wong, Arthur J Freeman, J. B. Ketterson

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Polarity inversion was addressed by assessing the growth of CdTe on Sb(Bi)/CdTe(111)B. Based on experimental and first principles band structure data for CdTe(111)/Sb(Bi)/CdTe(111) systems, it was demonstrated that the polarity of a polar material on a nonpolar one is determined from the binding energy difference between the two possible surface configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126403
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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