Photoelectron spectroscopy study of Ag/Si(111)√3×√3 and the effect of additional Ag adatoms
2002 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 65, no 8, 081305(R)- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
High-resolution core-level spectroscopy has been applied to the Ag/Si(111)√3×√3 surface. The Si 2p line shape is found to depend critically on the presence of additional Ag adatoms on the surface. A significant broadening caused by the surplus of Ag atoms could be eliminated by careful annealing. The resulting Si 2p spectra are significantly sharper than any published data for this or other Si based surface systems. Two major surface components are identified for the √3×√3 surface, which find a natural explanation in terms of the honeycomb-chained-trimer model. A small but characteristic contribution to the Si 2p spectrum of the Ag/√3×√3 surface is tentatively assigned to defects.
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2002. Vol. 65, no 8, 081305(R)- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47893DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.081305ISI: 000174303000012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47893DiVA: diva2:268789