Surface structure determination of silica single layer on Mo(112) by LEED

Tetsuhiro Kinoshita, Seigi Mizuno

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    The atomic structure of silica single layer on a Mo(112) substrate was determined by means of low-energy electron diffraction analysis. The best-fit structure was consistent with findings of previous studies [Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 076103 and Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 017601]. The unit cell is c(2 × 2)-Si2O5 and is composed of a two-dimensional network of SiO4 tetrahedrons. The tetrahedrons incline slightly to fit the silica network on the Mo(112) surface while maintaining the ideal Si-O bond length. Since there are no dangling bonds in the silica network, the surface is very stable even in the atmosphere.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1209-1213
    Number of pages5
    JournalSurface Science
    Issue number13-14
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Materials Chemistry


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