Volume 34, Number 2, April II 1996
|Page(s)||115 - 120|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
STM revealing of twin microlayers with quantized width on cleaved bismuth surface
P. Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences,
ul. Kosygina, 2, 117334 Moscow, Russia
2 Institute of Microelectronic Technology Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
3 Institute for High Pressure Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Accepted: 28 February 1996
Scanning tunnelling microscopy of cleaved bismuth surfaces at low temperatures revealed the existence of identical thin twin interlayers, embedded in the main crystal. The interlayers were strictly ordered along the surface atomic rows. They were of the macroscopic lengths of the order of one micrometre. The width of interlayers was about . It corresponds nearly to the distance at which the height gained due to the tilt of twin interlayer atomic lattice with respect to the main crystal surface reaches the interplanar spacing in the  direction, i.e. . Hence the width "quantization" is connected with the matching of atomic planes at both sides of twin interlayer.
PACS: 61.16.Ch – Scanning probe microscopy: scanning tunneling, atomic force, magnetic, etc / 68.35.Bs – Atomic and molecular structure; crystal shapes; surface topography
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