Date of Original Version

2001

Type

Article

Published In

Phys. Rev. B 64, 081306(R) (2001)

Abstract or Table of Contents

Low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy is used to study the 2×1 reconstruction of cleaved Ge(111) surfaces. Buckling of the surface atoms is investigated by observations of the corrugation shift between filled and empty states. In the 〈21¯1¯〉 direction, the shift in corrugation maxima from filled to empty states is found to be negative, consistent with expectations for the “negatively buckled” model for this surface. A surface band gap of 0.54±0.04 eV is measured by tunneling spectroscopy.

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