Surface structures on cleaved silicon by cleavage luminescence detection
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
This paper reports on further research into the structure and properties of the cleaved surfaces of silicon, using vacuum cleavage luminescence detection methods and outlines experiments performed to gain further information about the structure and properties of cleaved silicon surfaces. The experiments involved detecting the luminescence·produced after cleaving thin silicon plates within a high vacuum, by a process of converting the luminescence to an electrical signal which could be amplified and measured accurately. Three signals have been detected and discussed.