Direct observation by reflection high-energy electron diffraction of amorphous-to-crystalline transition in the growth of Sb on GaAs(110)

Savage, D. E.; Lagally, M. G.
June 1987
Applied Physics Letters;6/15/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 24, p1719
Academic Journal
Direct evidence, using reflection high-energy electron diffraction, is found for a transition, at a specific thickness, from an amorphous to a crystalline state in Sb deposited on GaAs(110). After crystallization, Sb exists as small, 30–40 Å crystallites with a (0001) contact plane but randomly azimuthally oriented. A new surface phase, GaAs(110) p(3×2)-Sb, is found and appears to be a consequence of the crystallization transition.


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