Strained Ge/Si(001) interface in the presence of Bi and Sb surfactants

P. De Padova, R. Larciprete, C. Quaresima, A. Reginelli, P. Perfetti

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The adsorption of Ge on the Bi/Si(001)2X5 surface (Bi saturation coverage of 0.7 ML) and on Sb/Si(001)2X1 (Sb saturation coverage of 0.9 ML), was investigated by core level photoemission spectroscopy. For the Bi/Si(001)2X5 interface, at submonolayer Ge coverage, the presence of a bulk component largely dominating the Ge 3d core level, demonstrates that the favorite adsorption sites are the Bi-terminated terraces, where the Ge-Bi site exchange takes place. At larger Ge coverage, in addition to the previous process, the occurrence of a pure Ge epitaxy on the bare fraction of the substrate is indicated by the presence of the 2X1 surface components in the Ge 3d core level. In the case of Sb/Si(001)2X1 interface, the Ge 3d shows a complete lack of surface components, which indicates the absence of dimerized Ge atoms at the top layer, and demonstrates that the Ge-Sb site exchange process has taken place on the whole Si(001) surface. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489 - 492
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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De Padova, P., Larciprete, R., Quaresima, C., Reginelli, A., & Perfetti, P. (1999). Strained Ge/Si(001) interface in the presence of Bi and Sb surfactants. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 101-103, 489 - 492.