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Solid State Communications
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Anomalous oxidation properties of the ZnSe (100) surface

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We have observed a unique, pressure-dependent adsorption isotherm of oxygen on the ZnSe (100) surface, which consists of an unmeasurable uptake followed by an irreversible, step-like uptake for pressures exceeding a critical value of ∼ 0.08 torr at room temperature. A partial depletion of Se accompanies this adsorption process. For incomplete oxidation, oxygen induced (2 × 1) and (3 × 1) surface reconstructions may be generated, the first such structures to be observed for semiconductors. The electron-energy-loss spectra for these surfaces and for the clean ZnSe (100)c(2 × 2) surface are presented. The clean surface exhibits a dangling-bond-derived empty surface state ∼ 1 eV above the conductor band edge, and filled surface states near 3.2, 6.5, and 15 eV below the valence band edge. © 1977.

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01 Jan 1977

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Solid State Communications

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