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Applied Physics Letters
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Electronic structure and dynamics of thin Ge/GaAs(110) heterostructures

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Abstract

Using angle-resolved picosecond laser photoemission we have investigated both occupied and transiently excited empty states at the surface of Ge grown epitaxially on GaAs(110). We observe a normally unoccupied, Ge layer derived state whose separation from the valence-band maximum of the system is 700±50 meV at six monolayers Ge coverage. The evolution of the electronic structure is followed as a function of coverage and correlated with low-energy electron diffraction. The time dependence of the transiently occupied Ge signal is compared with that of the clean GaAs(110) surface and shows that electrons are <me;40p>prevented from diffusing into the GaAs bulk by the conduction-band offset of 330±40 meV.

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01 Dec 1990

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Applied Physics Letters

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