All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review Letters

Volume

67

Issue

1

Publication Date

7-1-1991

First Page

120

Last Page

123

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.67.120

Abstract

The effect of the 2×1 reconstruction on the core-electron binding energies of the outermost Si(100) layers has been determined using high-resolution photoemission data. A previously unobserved 190-meV crystal-field splitting is resolved for the up-atoms of the asymmetric surface dimers, whose average core-level shift is -400 meV. The signal from the down-atoms is clearly identified and has a shift of +220 meV. These new findings indicate a charge flow of ∼0.05e from the subsurface to the surface layers, with a substantially larger difference of ∼0.34e between the up-atoms and down-atoms in the dimer.

Comments

Published by American Physical Society in Physical Review Letters. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.