Publication
Physical Review B
Paper

Surface electronic structure of heavily-ion-implanted and laser-annealed Si single crystals

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Abstract

This paper presents angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy data of the core lines of a heavily implanted and laser-annealed Si(100) surface. For the first time unambiguous data show that the laser-annealing process induces an almost complete reconstruction of the inner-layer electronic structure, whereas the outermost layers preserve the behavior of the ion-implanted surface. Ab initio electronic structure calculations performed on a SinH3n-3 cluster strongly indicate that the modifications observed are due to the loss of coordination of the Si atoms, which is recovered after laser annealing only in the inner layers. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

Date

15 Feb 1990

Publication

Physical Review B