Diffusion of an Extra Ga Atom in GaAs(001)(2*4) Rich-As Surface
- Received Date: 2007-03-14
- Rev Recd Date: 2007-05-24
Abstract: The potential energy surface for the migration of an extra Ga atom on the GaAs(001) β2(2×4) surface was mapped out by performing calculations at the level of analytical bond-order potential. Based on this calculations, we found some lower-energy sites for the adsorption of an extra Ga atom in the surface, which were in agreement with the experimental datMoreover, many possible pathways for an extra Ga atom diffusing in this surface were revealed. According to the relative energies of the possible pathways, the individual Ga adatoms preferably keep their diffusion in two pathways parallel to the As dimers. This result can be understood using the strain caused by the diffusing Ga atom in the pathways. In addition, the simulated kinetic processes of the extra Ga atom diffusing in different pathways at finite temperatures support the prediction from our calculated potential energy surface.
|Citation:||?Kun Li, Bi-cai Pan. Diffusion of an Extra Ga Atom in GaAs(001)(2*4) Rich-As Surface[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2008, 21(1): 69-75. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/21/01/69-75|