Observation of ordered oxygen vacancies on TiO2(100)1×3 using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy

P. W. Murray, F. M. Leibsle, H. J. Fisher, C. F.J. Flipse, C. A. Muryn, G. Thornton

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Abstract

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy have been used to investigate the structure of rutile TiO2(100)1×3. The combination of these two techniques allows us to identify individual oxygen vacancies on the 1×3 reconstructed surface. These vacancies are found to occupy the topmost layer of the surface and to form one-dimensional arrays in the [001] crystallographic direction, with an intervacancy separation of 2.96 A and a typical length of ∼500 A. The STM data are consistent with a microfacet structural model proposed on the basis of grazing incidence x-ray diffraction data, modified to include the presence of O vacancies in the top layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12877-12879
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume46
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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