Formation of a silicon terminated (100) diamond surface
Alex Schenk, Anton Tadich, Michael Sear, Kane M O'Donnell, Lothar Ley, Alastair Stacey, Chris Pakes
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2015
We report the preparation of an ordered silicon terminated diamond (100) surface with a two domain 3×1 reconstruction as determined by low energy electron diffraction. Based on the dimensions of the surface unit cell and on chemical information provided by core level photoemission spectra, a model for the structure is proposed. The termination should provide a homogeneous, nuclear, and electron spin-free surface for the development of future near-surface diamond quantum device architectures.