The GaAs(lOO) (2 x 4) surface was studied by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and field-ion-scanning-tunneling-microscopy (FI-STM). The results showed that the GaAs(lOO) (2 x 4) surface unit cell consists of two dimers and two missing dimers of As. The c(2 x 8) reconstruction was observed to originate by the phase shift induced by the As vacancies. We also observed the domain boundaries on the GaAs(lOO) (2 x 4) surface and they were attributed to two dimensional island growth. A structural model was proposed to explain the observed surface reconstructions.
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