STM study of the InSb(111)A-(2 x 6) surface

Masayasu Nishizawa, Toyoaki Eguchi, Sei Ichi Omoto, Toshiaki Osaka

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Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) experiments have been performed to study details of a (2 X 6) reconstructed surface of InSb(111)A. The results obtained are as follows: The (2 X 6) surface exists purely and solely in the narrow temperature range of 200 and 215°C where Sb atoms are considerably slowly desorbed from the domain boundaries. Above 215°C, vacancies and voids are formed by the desorption of Sb which constitutes the (2 X 6) surface. However, the RHEED experiment evidences the (2 X 6) surface to leave its own structure almost unchanged up to 230°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Auger electron spectroscopy
  • Desorption
  • Indium antimonide
  • Reflection high energy electron diffraction
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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