D2 temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) was used to probe the structure of the Si(011)-(16 × 2) surface. Deuterium was adsorbed at 200°C to coverages θD ranging up to complete saturation (approximately 1.1 ML) and the sample heated at 5 Cs-1. TPD spectra exhibited three second-order desorption peaks labelled β2, β*1 and β1, centered at 430, 520 and 550°C. Of the proposed models for the Si(011)-(16 × 2) reconstruction, the present TPD results as a function of θD provide support for the adatom/dimer model with the β2 peak assigned to D2 desorption from the dihydride phase, while the β*1 and β1 peaks arise from adatom and surface-atom monohydride phases.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry