- AMER INST PHYSICS
In situ synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy was performed during the oxidation of the Ge(100)-2 x 1 surface induced by a molecular oxygen beam with various incident energies up to 2.2 eV from the initial to saturation coverage of surface oxides. The saturation coverage of oxygen on the clean Ge(100) surface was much lower than one monolayer and the oxidation state of Ge was + 2 at most. This indicates that the Ge(100) surface is so inert toward oxidation that complete oxidation cannot be achieved with only pure oxygen (O-2) gas, which is in strong contrast to Si surfaces. Two types of dissociative adsorption, trapping-mediated and direct dissociation, were confirmed by oxygen uptake measurements depending on the incident energy of O-2. The direct adsorption process can be activated by increasing the translational energy, resulting in an increased population of Ge2+ and a higher final oxygen coverage. We demonstrated that hyperthermal O-2 beams remarkably promote the room-temperature oxidation with novel atomic configurations of oxides at the Ge(100) surface. Our findings will contribute to the fundamental understanding of oxygen adsorption processes at 300 K from the initial stages to saturated oxidation. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
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