In situ photoemission (UPS and XPS) measurements have been performed for amorphous GeTe films. The photoemission spectra exhibit a drastic change upon thermal annealing and/or the crystallization of the film. It has been found that an amorphous GeTe film deposited onto a room temperature substrate has a 4-2 coordinated local structure, while a highly disordered amorphous GeTe film evaporated onto a cooled (77 K) substrate is largely 3-3 coordinated, and relaxes into the 4-2 coordinated structure upon thermal annealing within amorphous phase.
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