Structure determination of hydrogen-terminated 4H -SiC(0001) by LEED

Hiroshi Ando, Anton Visikovskiy, Takeshi Nakagawa, Seigi Mizuno, Satoru Tanaka

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SiC(0001)-(1×1)-H consisting of monohydride is a preferred starting surface structure for synthesis of the two-dimensional materials on SiC(0001). Here we report preparation of the SiC(0001)-(1×1)-H by atomic hydrogen exposure and structure determination of the SiC(0001)-(1×1)-H by a quantitative LEED analysis. Our data show that the SiC(0001)-(1×1)-H is indeed a bulk terminated unreconstructed SiC(0001) surface. The sample morphology was also investigated using AFM. The dominance of one of two possible inequivalent surface terminations of 4H polytype of SiC crystal was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235434
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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