Core-level photoemission study of thallium adsorbed on a Si(111)-(7×7) surface: Valence state of thallium and the charge state of surface Si atoms
2006 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 74, no 7, 075335- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The coverage-dependent valence state of Tl adsorbed on a Si(111)-(7×7) surface and the coverage dependence of the charge states of surface Si atoms have been investigated by high-resolution core-level photoelectron spectroscopy. Although two different reconstructions were observed in low-energy electron diffraction at different coverages, a (1×1) pattern at a Tl coverage of 1 monolayer (ML) and a (√3×√3) pattern at a coverage of 1∕3 ML, the binding energy of the Tl 5d core-level was the same at Tl coverages up to 1 ML. Taking the valence state on a (1×1) surface reported in the literature into account, we conclude that the valence state of Tl is 1+, and that the 6s2 electrons of Tl are inactive as an inert pair in the Tl-Si bonding on a Si(111) surface at a coverage of 1 ML and below. In the Si 2p core-level spectra, one surface component was observed on the (1×1) surface, and three surface components were observed on the (√3×√3) surface. The binding energies and intensities of the Si 2p surface components indicate that the charge state of the surface Si atoms on Tl∕Si(111)-(1×1) is the same as that of the (√3×√3) surfaces induced by the other group III metals, but they are different on the Tl∕Si(111)-(√3×√3) surface.
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2006. Vol. 74, no 7, 075335- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-36299DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.075335ISI: 000240238800086Local ID: 30915OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-36299DiVA: diva2:257147