Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yimin Chao,
Professor Lidija Siller
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The evolution of clean, In-terminated InP(100)-(2x4) surfaces is investigated by synchrotron-radiation-excited photoemission spectroscopy as a function of annealing temperature. As-prepared InP(100)-(2x4) surfaces are found to be free of metallic indium, and the 4d core level shows two clear surface components. A third, indium-cluster-related component appears after annealing above 360+/-10 degreesC, due to phosphorous desorption, and is accompanied by a corresponding reduction in intensity in the In-P surface component. Further annealing leads to a decrease in binding energy of the indium-cluster-related peak due to increased metallicity and hence core-hole screening in the clusters. The increasingly metallic nature of the indium clusters is also revealed by the appearance and growth of a Fermi edge in valence-band spectra.
Author(s): Siller L; Chao Y; Svensson K; Radosavkic D; Dhanak VR; Hunt MRC
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Physical Review B
ISSN (print): 1098-0121
ISSN (electronic): 1550-235X
Publisher: American Physical Society
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