Queen's University - Utility Bar

QSpace at Queen's University >
Graduate Theses, Dissertations and Projects >
Queen's Graduate Theses and Dissertations >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/895

Title: Ab initio Studies of Indium Clustering on the Ge(111)-5x5 Surface
Authors: Psiachos, Demetra

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Psiachos_Demetra_200710_PhD.pdf4.97 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Keywords: condensed matter physics
electronic structure
Issue Date: 2007
Series/Report no.: Canadian theses
Abstract: This thesis reports an \textit{ab initio} study of the Ge(111)-5$\times$5 reconstruction, which forms on top of a Si(111)-7$\times$7 substrate. Detailed descriptions of the structural and electronic properties of this surface, obtained from density-functional calculations, are presented and analyzed. A study of In clusters on this surface is performed, and compared with recent experimental work on this system. The effect of surface strain as well as the issue of the Si-Ge interface is addressed. Also, a preliminary investigation of some dynamical aspects of an In atom on the 5$\times$5 surface is presented.
Description: Thesis (Ph.D, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) -- Queen's University, 2007-10-26 14:14:48.513
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/895
Appears in Collections:Queen's Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy Graduate Theses

Items in QSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


  DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2008  The DSpace Foundation - TOP