Title: Electronic reconstruction at a buried ionic-covalent interface driven by surface reactions
Authors: Lou, C. -T.
Li, H. -D.
Chung, J. -Y.
Lin, D. -S.
Chiang, T. -C.
Institute of Physics
Keywords: adsorption;band structure;interface structure;nanostructured materials;sodium compounds;thin films
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2009
Abstract: Lattice-matched ionic NaCl films were grown layer by layer on covalent Ge(100) using cycles of two half reactions (HRs) that involved the alternative adsorption of Cl and Na. The Ge 3d photoemission spectra obtained after full cycles of growth resembled that of clean Ge(100), but came to resemble that of the polar Cl-terminated surface after the subsequent half reaction of Cl adsorption. Concurrently, the Na and Cl core levels of the nanofilms shifted by similar to 1.7 eV between these two interface configurations. Our results demonstrate that reactions on the NaCl surface drive periodic electronic reconstructions at the NaCl-Ge interface.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.195311
ISSN: 1098-0121
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.195311
Volume: 80
Issue: 19
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