The chemical properties and electronic structures of atomically flat SrTiO3 (0 0 1) substrates with various surface treatments have been investigated by high-resolution synchrotron-radiation photoemission spectroscopy. We have found that an annealing process causes the segregation of Sr oxides at the TiO2-terminated surface. We demonstrate that the use of water-cleaning process is effective as a removal technique for Sr oxides segregated on TiO2-terminated surfaces with preserving the surface morphology and chemical bonding states of the topmost TiO2-terminated surfaces.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2005 6 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry