Surface complexes involving silicon, germanium and carbon adatom on predefined adsorption sites of the 2×1 reconstructed Si(001) surface are investigated for their energetics and associated structural relaxations. Tersoff’s semi-empirical potential is used and the relaxations are obtained by employing the Monte Carlo simulated annealing technique. The results for the cases of Si, Ge and carbon adsorptions are compared. It is found that Si and Ge as adatoms on Si(001) 2×1 reconstructed surface behave in a similar fashion but the carbon adatom behaves in a markedly different way. Specifically, the carbon adatom induces a Si-C-Si chain configuration. It is also found that the adsorption sites between two dimer rows are the most favourable ones.
Volume 46, 2023
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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