Record number :
999898
Title of article :
Atom selective imaging by NC-AFM: case of oxygen adsorbed on a Si(111) 7×7 surface
Author/Authors :
Ryuji Nishi )، نويسنده , , Shinya Araragi، نويسنده , , Kunihiro Shirai، نويسنده , , Yasuhiro Sugawara، نويسنده , , Seizo Morita، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
Pages :
3
From page :
90
To page :
92
Abstract :
We have observed the Si(1 1 1) 7×7 surface slightly exposed to 0.03 L (1×10−9 Torr, 30 s) oxygen molecules at room temperature by using home-built noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) with true atomic resolution. When the tip was far enough of the surface to sample distance, bright spots which corresponded to oxygen were observed, although the Si(1 1 1) 7×7 atomic structure did not appear. As the tip became closer to the sample, the Si(1 1 1) 7×7 atomic structure starts to appear gradually with oxygen bright spots simultaneously. For large tip–sample distance, the interaction between the tip and the sample is mainly mediated by long-range forces such as electrostatic or van der Waals forces. In this region, NC-AFM does not provide the atomically resolved Si(1 1 1) 7×7 image. On the contrary, at closer tip–sample distance, NC-AFM provides atomically resolved 7×7 images due to short-range interaction such as chemical bonding force.
Keywords :
Short-range force , Si(1 1 1) , Oxygen , Initial stage oxidation , NC-AFM , AFM , atomic force microscopy , Long-range force
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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