bullet Arsenic-Phosphorous Exchange on Indium phosphide (InP)

 

Shown below are atomic resolution images of the reconstructions produced by As-P exchange reaction on InP (001).

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Image size = 540 x 540 2, inset = 225 x 225 2, sample bias  = -3.2 V

As:InP (001) disordered (1x4) reconstruction, produced by dosing TBAs on InP d(2x4) at 285 oC.  It consist of an additional As layer on top of a layer of (2x1) rows (see below).

Image size = 433 x 433 2, inset = 160 x 160 2, sample bias = -3.8 V

 

 

As:InP (001) (2x1) reconstruction, produced by dosing TBAs on InP d(2x4) at 350 oC.  It consist of a monolayer of buckled group V dimer.  This reconstruction is similar to the (2x1) observed on InP (001) surface.

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Image size = 350 x 350 2,

sample bias = -3.6 V

 

 

As:InP (001) (2x4) reconstruction, produced by dosing TBAs at 380 oC.  Here, both b2 and a2(2x4) phases, double and single dimer unit cells, respectively, are present.  These two structures are identical to that observed on InAs (001) surfaces.

 

 Image size = 310 x 310 2,

sample bias = -3.2 V

 

As:InP (001) (4x2) reconstruction, produced by dosing TBAs at 430 oC.  This structure looks the same as the InAs (4x2) surface.

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