We investigate the electronic properties of the (110) cross-sectional surface of Si-doped GaAs using first-principles techniques. We focus on doping configurations with an equal concentration of Si impurities in cationic and anionic sites, such as occurring in a self-compensating doping regime. In particular we study a bilayer of Si atoms uniformly distributed over two consecutive (001) atomic layers. The simulated cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy images show a bright signal at negative bias, which is strongly attenuated when the bias is reversed. This scenario is consistent with experimental results which had been attributed to hitherto unidentified Si complexes.

Cross-sectional imaging of sharp Si intralayers enbedded in gallium arsenide

MODESTI, SILVIO;PERESSI, MARIA
2006

Abstract

We investigate the electronic properties of the (110) cross-sectional surface of Si-doped GaAs using first-principles techniques. We focus on doping configurations with an equal concentration of Si impurities in cationic and anionic sites, such as occurring in a self-compensating doping regime. In particular we study a bilayer of Si atoms uniformly distributed over two consecutive (001) atomic layers. The simulated cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy images show a bright signal at negative bias, which is strongly attenuated when the bias is reversed. This scenario is consistent with experimental results which had been attributed to hitherto unidentified Si complexes.
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