Surface electronic properties of diamond

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Ristein J, Maier F, Ley L
Zeitschrift: Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd / Academic Verlag GMBH
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2000
Band: 181
Seitenbereich: 65
ISSN: 0031-8965


The influence of surface states, defects and adsorbates on the electronic properties of diamond surfaces are discussed. As far as surface states and reconstructions are concerned the principal crystallographic surfaces, (100), (111) and (110), are essentially understood in their adsorbate free form and also when terminated by hydrogen. The role of surface defects is addressed and the correlation between the position of the surface Fermi level and the concentration of surface defects is discussed quantitatively for p-type diamond. Hydrogen passivation leads to a negative electron affinity of diamond surfaces due to a dipole layer which is induced by the heteropolar carbon-hydrogen bonds of the surface atoms. This aspect is discussed quantitatively. Finally, an experiment in which photoelectron spectroscopy and in situ conductivity measurements were combined to elucidate the surface conductivity of diamond is described and analyzed.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Ley, Lothar Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Maier, Florian Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Ristein, Jürgen apl. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik

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