Surface structure of GaP(110) : ion scattering and density functional theory study
Fishwick, L., Walker, M., Bradley, M. K. (Matthew K.), Woodruff, D. P. and McConville, C. F. (Chris F.). (2012) Surface structure of GaP(110) : ion scattering and density functional theory study. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), Vol.85 (No.4). Article No. 045322. ISSN 1098-0121Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.85.045322
The structure of the GaP(110) surface has been investigated using coaxial impact collision ion scattering spectroscopy (CAICISS) and density functional theory (DFT). CAICISS simulations based on structural parameter values of the well known buckled dimer model obtained in quantitative low energy electron diffraction studies in the 1980s were found to fit well with experimental data measured in the [(1) over bar 10] azimuth, but offered a relatively poor fit in all other incident geometries. A new surface structure derived from DFT calculations, involving small changes to bond angles and interlayer spacings, was optimized during the analysis of CAICISS data, until good fits of the data were obtained for all three azimuths ([(1) over bar 10], , and [(1) over bar 11]). The key feature of the new structure found to be required for this improved agreement with experiment is the inclusion of relaxations both parallel and perpendicular to the surface between the second and third layers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Official Date:||15 January 2012|
|Page Range:||Article No. 045322|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
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