Scanning tunneling microscopy of charge transfer on the Si(111)7 × 7 surface

D. Jeon, T. Hashizume, T. Sakurai

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The sodium-adsorbed Si(111)7 × 7 surface has been imaged using a scanning tunneling microscope. Center adatoms initially reacted with sodium atoms and appeared dark in the filled state image. When the sodium coverage reached about 0.04 monolayer, the empty state image showed bright maxima at the rest atom sites. We suggest that this image is due to the charge transfer from the rest atom to the adatom induced by sodium adsorbates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-496
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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