Spence, D., Tear, S., Noakes, T. and Bailey, Paul (2000) Medium-energy ion scattering studies of two-dimensional rare-earth silicides. Physical Review B, 61 (8). pp. 5707-5713. ISSN 0163-1829

Medium-energy ion scattering (MEIS) has been used to determine the atomic structure of two-dimensional (2D) rare-earth silicides on Si(111). In the case of the Si(111)1×1-Er 2D silicide surface, the MEIS results refine previously published results, but in the case of the Si(111)1×1-Ho surface, this work represents to our knowledge the first full quantitative structural analysis that reveals a structure similar to that of the Si(111)1×1-Er surface and directly supports a model in which a rare-earth monolayer resides below a Si bilayer close to bulklike termination.

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