Structure of chemical vapor deposited diamond (111) surfaces by scanning tunnelling microscopy

Hidehiro Sasaki, Hiroshi Kawarada

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    Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has been employed in the observations of chemical vapor deposited (CVD) homoepitaxial diamond (111) surfaces. The surfaces are composed of an H-terminated 1 × 1 structure. Single-atom height steps on the surfaces are observed to be very straight and form a downward slope in the [112] direction. Some absorbates different from the H-terminated monohydride structure have been found on each terrace. We speculate that these absorbates are CH3.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1771-1774
    Number of pages4
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
    Issue number12 A
    Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1


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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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