A Density Functional Theory calculation of the geometrical and electronic structure of the a-phase of Sn/Ge(111) surface is presented. The 3×3 and √3 × √3 reconstructions are studied in details, performing also band structure calculations and simulating STM images. Our results confirm that the l U-2D 3×3 structure is the more favorable one, from an energetic point of view but also from a comparison with the available photoemission and STM experiments. The electronic band structure of the flat √3 × √3 surface, instead, hardly compares with the available photoemission data, thus supporting the idea of a dynamical flipping at room temperature of the Sn adatoms.

Gori, P., Pulci, O., Cricenti, A. (2006). Surface structure and energy bands of 1/3 ML Sn/Ge(111), 45(3B), 2140-2143 [10.1143/JJAP.45.2140].

Surface structure and energy bands of 1/3 ML Sn/Ge(111)

Pulci O.;
2006-01-01

Abstract

A Density Functional Theory calculation of the geometrical and electronic structure of the a-phase of Sn/Ge(111) surface is presented. The 3×3 and √3 × √3 reconstructions are studied in details, performing also band structure calculations and simulating STM images. Our results confirm that the l U-2D 3×3 structure is the more favorable one, from an energetic point of view but also from a comparison with the available photoemission and STM experiments. The electronic band structure of the flat √3 × √3 surface, instead, hardly compares with the available photoemission data, thus supporting the idea of a dynamical flipping at room temperature of the Sn adatoms.
2006
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore FIS/03 - FISICA DELLA MATERIA
English
Germanium
Phase transitions
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
Surface reconstructions
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Gori, P., Pulci, O., Cricenti, A. (2006). Surface structure and energy bands of 1/3 ML Sn/Ge(111), 45(3B), 2140-2143 [10.1143/JJAP.45.2140].
Gori, P; Pulci, O; Cricenti, A
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