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Physical Review B
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Tunneling spectroscopy across GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs interfaces at nanometer resolution

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The transition region at the interface of GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs multilayers grown by molecular-beam epitaxy is investigated on the (110) face using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. An interface region of 2 to 3 unit cells is observed in the charge-density contours. The tunneling spectroscopy data, on the other hand, yield a transition region of 6 to 9 unit cells wide, as determined from the offset of the valence-band edge. The experimentally derived valence-band position compares well with theoretical calculations, provided the tip-induced electrostatic band bending in the semiconductor layers is taken into account. © 1992 The American Physical Society.

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15 Mar 1992

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Physical Review B

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