Reordering of reconstructed Si surfaces upon ge deposition at room temperature

H. J. Gossmann, L. C. Feldman, W. M. Gibson

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The behavior of the Si(111)-(7 × 7) and the Si(100)-(2 × 1) surfaces upon room-temperature deposition of Ge is investigated with Auger-electron spectroscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, and Rutherford backscattering channeling techniques. The Ge over-layers form a sharp, but highly disordered, interface with no indication of island formation. It is found that the Ge relieves the reconstruction of the Si(100)-(2 × 1) surface but not of the Si(111)-(7 × 7) surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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