Metal Semiconductor Interfaces: The Role of Structure and Chemistry

  • R. Ludeke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 163)


The objective of this work is an assessment of the role of structure and defects on the electronic properties of metal-semiconductor interfaces. It can be argued that such an undertaking is premature, since little is known about the microscopic details of the interface structure between the metal and the semiconductor and even less about structural defects and impurities. However in the spirit of the NATO workshop, which among others emphasized the problems underlying our understanding of low dimensional structures, it is of importance to identify the relevant issues, discuss their implications and address and speculate at possible approaches towards their understanding. This approach will be undertaken here.


Fermi Level Barrier Height Schottky Barrier Height Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction Valence Band Maximum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ludeke
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  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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