Anomalous bismuth-stabilized (2x1) reconstructions on GaAs(100) and InP(100) surfaces
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Physical Review Letters
Förlag: American Physical Society
First-principles phase diagrams of bismuth-stabilized GaAs- and InP(100) surfaces demonstrate for the first time the presence of anomalous (2 x 1) reconstructions, which disobey the common electron counting principle. Combining these theoretical results with our scanning-tunneling-microscopy and photoemission measurements, we identify novel (2 x 1) surface structures, which are composed of symmetric Bi-Bi and asymmetric mixed Bi-As and Bi-P dimers, and find that they are stabilized by stress relief and pseudogap formation.
- Physical Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- ISSN: 0031-9007