Vacancy ordering at heterovalent interfaces

D. Li*, Y. Nakamura, N. Otsuka, J. Qiu, M. Kobayashi, R. L. Gunshor

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Atomic structures of three Ga2Se3 epilayers grown on GaAs(100) or ZnSe(100) epilayers by molecular beam epitaxy were studied by transmission electron microscopy. A new vacancy ordered structure was found in the heteroepitaxial interface regions of Ga2Se3 epilayers. The ordered structure is described as an alternate stacking of two types of Ga planes in the growth direction. One half of the sites are vacancies in one type of Ga plane, while the other type of Ga plane is fully occupied by Ga atoms. Comparison of three Ga2Se3 epilayers indicates a strong influence of surface chemistry of substrate epilayers on the formation of the vacancy ordering. A highly developed two-dimensional ordering has occured in the epilayer grown on a GaAs(100) surface with (4 × 3) rereconstructions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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