Mixed Ge-Si dimer formation in Ge/Si(100) and Si/Ge(100) growth

Young Jo Ko, Kang Ho Park, Jeong Sook Ha, Wan Soo Yun

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We report on the energetics of the mixed Ge-Si dimer formation and adatom diffusion into subsurface layers for various dimcr structures on Si(100) and Ge(100) surfaces through first-principles total-energy calculations. On both Si and Ge(100) surfaces, the mixed dimer formation is found to be more favorable than the pure Si-Si and Ge-Ge dimer formation. For Ge atoms on Si(100), the diffusion into the subsurface layers is not energetically favorable and thus, the mixed Ge-Si dimer is stable against the subsurface diffusion. For Si atoms on Ge(100), the diffusion of Si into the subsurface layer, which segregates Ge atoms onto the surface, is found to be more favorable than remaining as part of mixed Ge-Si dimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4295-4297
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Ge(100)
  • Heteroepitaxy
  • Interface
  • Mixed dimer
  • Si(100)
  • Surface formation energy
  • Total energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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