The three-dimensional (3D) island structure was prepared by molecular beam epitaxy for the lattice mismatched InAs/GaAs(001) system and its images showing atomic structure on faceted planes were taken in situ by ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The (113), (114), and (215) faceted planes are observed for the 3D islands. Based on the STM images, atomic structural models are proposed for the faceted surfaces. The surface structure of the (113) faceted planes we propose is different from those observed on the flat GaAs(113) surface.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)