Structure of GaAs(100)-c(8×2) determined by scanning tunneling microscopy

S. L. Skala, J. S. Hubacek, J. R. Tucker, J. W. Lyding, S. T. Chou, K. Y. Cheng

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The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) has been used to study the c(8×2) reconstruction of GaAs(100). High-resolution STM images imply this surface is composed of equal numbers of arsenic and gallium atoms, resolving disagreements in the interpretation of several previous experiments. The c(8×2) structure arises from an ordered arrangement of (4×2) subunits, with each subunit containing two As dimers and two Ga dimers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9138-9141
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Skala, S. L., Hubacek, J. S., Tucker, J. R., Lyding, J. W., Chou, S. T., & Cheng, K. Y. (1993). Structure of GaAs(100)-c(8×2) determined by scanning tunneling microscopy. Physical Review B, 48(12), 9138-9141.