Structure determination of the Si3N4/Si(111)-(8 × 8) surface: A combined study of Kikuchi electron holography, scanning tunneling microscopy, and ab initio calculations

H. Ahn, C. L. Wu, S. Gwo, C. M. Wei, Y. C. Chou

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Abstract

A new atomic model of the Si3N4(0001)/Si(111)-(8×8) surfaces based on the experimental results from KEH, STM, and STS measurements is proposed. The existence of the 8/3 × 8/3-ordered nitrogen adatoms on the top layer and the 8×8 diamond-shaped unit cells in real space is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2818-2821
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume86
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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