It is found by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and LEED that the saturation coverage of Bi is one monolayer for the Si(111)√3×√3-Bi surface. Azimuthal dependence of Bi 4d photoelectron diffraction has been measured for the Si(111)√3×√3-Bi surface and analyzed kinematically. The results of the analysis have confirmed the presence of Bi-triplets with sides of 3.1 Å as proposed by X-ray diffraction. It is further found that the Bi-triplets form an overlayer on the substrate.
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