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Photoemission Study Of Au On A-Si:H, Tun-Wen Pi, A.-B. Yang, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch Nov 1990

Photoemission Study Of Au On A-Si:H, Tun-Wen Pi, A.-B. Yang, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We report a high-resolution photoemission study of Au evaporated on rf-sputtered a-Si:H at room temperature. Three regions of coverage can be classified according to the behavior of the valence-band and core-level spectra: an unreacted region with an equivalent thickness of 2 Å, followed by an intermixed Au/a-Si overlayer (∼9 Å), and a dual-phase region at higher coverage. Au adatoms are dispersed in the unreacted region. They subsequently cluster in the intermixed region, where they attach to Si atoms that are not hydrogen bonded, suggesting that the intermixed Si is mainly from those that have dangling bonds ...