Electronic states of (2 × 1) and (1 × 1) (111) surfaces of Ge, Si, diamond, GaAs and Ge on Si Academic Article uri icon


  • The "dangling-bond" surface state dispersion curves, E(k), have been calculated for the (2 × 1) and (1× 1) (111) surfaces of Ge, Si, and diamond, for (1 × 1) GaAs, and for (2 × 1) Ge on Si. The calculations employ the sp3s* empirical tight-binding model of Vogl et al. and the atomic relaxation of Feder et al. The surface state band gaps are in good agreement with optical-absorption and electron-energy-loss measurements for Ge and Si. For the assumed epitaxial geometry, Ge on Si is predicted to shift the dangling-bond states downward by ≈0.1 to 0.4 eV. © 1982.

author list (cited authors)

  • Buisson, J. P., Dow, J. D., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • August 1982