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Magic layer thickness in Bi ultrathin films on Si(1 1 1) surface
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Mineo Saito، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2004
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By using first-principles calculations, we study the origin of the flat Bi film growth on the Si(1 1 1) surface. First, we confirm the validity of the present first principles method by calculating the a (1/3 ML coverage) and b (1 ML coverage) phases of Si(1 1 1)H3 H3-Bi surface: The determined structures are found to be consistent with experimental results, i.e., the T4 site is the most stable one for the a phase, and the milkstool structure is the most stable for the b phase. Next, we study the energetics of the Bi films grown on the wetting layer on the Si(1 1 1) surface.We find that even-number layer films are prominently stable and thus conclude that the even numbers correspond to the magic thicknesses which induce experimentally observed flat film growth. We conclude that appearance of the magic thicknesses is due to large atomic relaxation which paired each two neighboring layers. Thus, the mechanism that induces the magic thicknesses is different from the quantum size effect argued in the past studies.
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Magic layer thickness , 2D growth
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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Applied Surface Science
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