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The role played by electric dipoles at the interface Al2O3/In0.53Ga0.47As(001) has been investigated in a whole in situ approach by means of scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in order to study local and macroscopic features, respectively. The initial pinned Fermi level (FL) shifts toward midgap after oxide deposition in both (2 × 4) and (4 × 2) reconstructions, while a reconstruction-dependent FL restoring is observed after annealing at 200 °C. This behavior is rationalized in terms of formation and suppression of positive charge in the as-grown oxide resulting from in situ XPS of the interface band line up.
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
6 Sep 2012
Biblio References: 
Volume: 116 Issue: 35 Pages: 18746-18751
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C