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Photoemission and density functional theory study of Ge(100): Clean surface and Yb-induced (2x4) reconstruction
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
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2013 (English)In: Surface Science, ISSN 0039-6028, E-ISSN 1879-2758, Vol. 615, 88-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Clean and metal-adsorbed (100) surfaces of group-IV semiconductors, such as Si and Ge, often exhibit electronically and structurally similar reconstructions. However, the fundamental bulk properties of group-IV materials can have an impact on particular features of such systems, which are related, e.g., to final-state relaxation in photoemission and thus determine their spectral line shape. Here we have studied Yb/Ge(100)(2 x 4) reconstruction as well as clean Ge(100) surface by high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. An atomic geometry of both surfaces is thoroughly investigated. A detailed analysis of Ge 3d core-level photoemission, atomic origins of surface-shifted components, and final-state screening effects is presented. In particular, it is demonstrated that the core-hole screening plays an essential role in Ge 3d measurements, and that its amount in the complete screening model correlates well with the core-level binding energy of respective Ge atoms in the initial state. The results are discussed in the proper context of related reconstructions on Si(100).

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 615, 88-96 p.
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Germanium, Ytterbium, Photoelectron spectroscopy, DFT calculation, Atomic structure, Surface core-level shift
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Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125542DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2013.04.010ISI: 000321409400012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878801903OAI: diva2:640261
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 312284

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Available from: 2013-08-13 Created: 2013-08-09 Last updated: 2013-08-13Bibliographically approved

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