Atomic structure of steps and defects on the clean diamond (100)-2×1 surface studied using ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy

Stallcup, R. E.; Perez, J. M.
December 2002
Applied Physics Letters;12/9/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 24, p4538
Academic Journal
We report ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy studies of the clean nonhydrogen-terminated diamond (100)-2 × 1 surface showing single- and double-layer steps that are rebonded. The main defects observed are single, multiple, and row dimer vacancies, and antiphase boundaries. Buckling of dimers is not observed, consistent with symmetric dimers.


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