Both Gd and Dy induce two different reconstructions of the Si(0 0 1) surface with 2 × 4 and 2 × 7 unit cells. Detailed examination by scanning tunneling microscopy shows that the structure of both phases is essentially the same for both metals. Furthermore, the 2 × 7 unit cell contains structural subunits that are the same as the 2 × 4 structure. The similarities and differences between the two superstructures induced by the two metals are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry