Geometry and electronic structure of the arsenic vacancy on GaAs(110) Academic Article uri icon


  • Tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, in conjunction with tight-binding molecular dynamics, provide compelling evidence that the ''missing As'' defect on GaAs(110) is indeed an As vacancy. Neighboring Ga atoms relax upward by about 0.7, but do not rebond. The defect is positively charged and most likely in a +2 state. Both the relaxation and the preponderance of As vacancies on p-GaAs are explained by the energetics of the defect levels. The essential features of the observations can be understood from qualitative arguments based on hybrid orbitals. © 1994 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lengel, G., Wilkins, R., Brown, G., Weimer, M., Gryko, J., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 87

publication date

  • February 1994