Direct determination of step and kink energies on vicinal Si(001)

Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1913 – Published 8 October 1990
B. S. Swartzentruber, Y.-W. Mo, R. Kariotis, M. G. Lagally, and M. B. Webb

Abstract

Scanning-tunneling-microscopy images of vicinal Si(001) with an equilibrium distribution of steps and kinks have been analyzed to determine the distribution of kink separations and kink lengths. From these distributions, step and kink energies have been directly determined.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.65.1913

  • Received 29 May 1990
  • Published in the issue dated 8 October 1990

© 1990 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

B. S. Swartzentruber, Y.-W. Mo, R. Kariotis, M. G. Lagally, and M. B. Webb

  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706

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