The effects of oxygen adsorption on the reflectance anisotropy spectrum (RAS) of reconstructed Si(100):O surfaces at submonolayer coverage (first stages of oxidation) have been studied by an ab initio density-functional theory local-density approximation scheme within a plane-wave, norm-conserving pseudopotential approach. Dangling bonds and the main features of the characteristic RAS of the clean Si(100) surface are mostly preserved after oxidation of 50% of the surface dimers, with some visible changes: a small redshift of the first peak, and the appearance of a distinct spectral structure at about 1.5 eV. The electronic transitions involved in the latter have been analyzed through state-by-state and layer-by-layer decompositions of the RAS. We suggest that the interplay between present theoretical results and reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy experiments could lead to further clarification of structural and kinetic details of the Si(100) oxidation process in the submonolayer range.
|Titolo:||Ab initio study of reflectance anisotropy spectra of a submonolayer oxidized Si(100) surface|
ONIDA, GIOVANNI (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Silicon surfaces, ab-initio, optical spectra, density functional theory, reflectance anisotropy.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.71.035350|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|