Refine your search:     
Report No.
 - 

Atomic configuration and phase transition of Pt-induced nanowires on a Ge(001) surface studied using scanning tunneling microscopy, reflection high-energy positron diffraction, and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

Mochizuki, Izumi; Fukaya, Yuki; Kawasuso, Atsuo; Yaji, Koichiro*; Harasawa, Ayumi*; Matsuda, Iwao*; Wada, Ken*; Hyodo, Toshio*

The atomic configuration and electronic band structure of Pt-induced nanowires on a Ge(001) surface are investigated using scanning tunneling microscopy, reflection high-energy positron diffraction, and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. A previously proposed theoretical model, composed of Ge dimers on the top layer and buried Pt arrays in the second and fourth layers, is found to be the fundamental structure of the observed nanowires. At low temperatures ($$T$$ $$<$$ 80 K), each Ge dimer is alternately tilted in the surface normal direction (asymmetric), causing a p($$4times4$$) periodicity. At high temperatures ($$T$$ $$>$$ 110 K), each Ge dimer is flat with respect to the horizontal axis (symmetric), giving rise to p ($$4times2$$) periodicity. Upon the above phase transition, the electronic band dispersion related to the Ge dimers in the deeper energy region shifts to the Fermi level.

Accesses

:

- Accesses

InCites™

:

Percentile:36.91

Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Altmetrics

:

[CLARIVATE ANALYTICS], [WEB OF SCIENCE], [HIGHLY CITED PAPER & CUP LOGO] and [HOT PAPER & FIRE LOGO] are trademarks of Clarivate Analytics, and/or its affiliated company or companies, and used herein by permission and/or license.