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Title: Model for the emission of Si+ ions during oxygen bombardment of Si(100) surfaces
Author: Alay, Josep Lluís
Vandervorst, Wilfried
Keywords: Impacte (Física)
Química de superfícies
Impact phenomena
Fluorescence and phosphorescence
Electron states at surfaces and interfaces
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: The variation in the emission of Si+ ions from ion-beam-induced oxidized silicon surfaces has been studied. The stoichiometry and the electronic structure of the altered layer has been characterized using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS analysis of the Si 2p core level indicates the strong presence of suboxide chemical states when bombarding at angles of incidence larger than 30 °. Since the surface stoichiometry or degree of oxidation varies with the angle of incidence, the corresponding valence-band structures also differ among each other. A comparison between experimental measurements and theoretically calculated Si and SiO2 valence bands indicates that the valence bands for the altered layers are formed by a combination of those two. Since Si-Si bonds are present in the suboxide molecules, the top of the respective new valence bands are formed by the corresponding 3p-3p Si-like subbands, which extend up to the Si Fermi level. The changes in stoichiometry and electronic structure have been correlated with the emission of Si+ ions from these surfaces. From the results a general model for the Si+ ion emission is proposed combining the resonant tunneling and local-bond-breaking models.
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It is part of: Physical Review B, 1994, vol. 50, núm. 20, p. 15015-15025.
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ISSN: 0163-1829
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