The atomic structure of the initial Al/GaAs (001) (Formula presented) interface has been examined by angle-resolved secondary-ion mass spectrometry. We find that Al atoms adsorb to second layer As atoms and do not disrupt the surface reconstruction up to 1.0 ML of deposited Al when prepared in situ via molecular beam epitaxy. The Al atoms are found not to adsorb to first layer As atoms and do not dimerize on this surface. The structure is determined by comparing angular distributions of (Formula presented) and (Formula presented) ions to molecular-dynamics simulations of the ion bombardment event.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics