Adsorption of Li (K) on the Si(001)-(2×1) surface: Scanning-tunneling-microscopy study

Yukio Hasegawa, I. Kamiya, T. Hashizume, T. Sakurai, H. Tochihara, M. Kubota, Y. Murata

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    Li and K adsorption on the Si(001)-(2×1) surface have been investigated by use of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). We found that, at the initial stage of adsorption, Li (K) atoms (1) adsorb on top of one of the dimer-forming Si atoms to form covalentlike directional bonds with Si atoms and tend to stabilize asymmetric (buckled) dimerization, and (2) form linear chains, perpendicular to the substrate dimer rows. Our STM results are significantly different from the conclusions of earlier reports.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9688-9691
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


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