Surface Science has evolved considerably since the early 1960's. Experimental and theoretical techniques pioneered twenty to thirty years ago have been developed into sophisticated tools which today allow systematic and almost routine determinations of atomic geometries, electronic structures, chemical compositions and surface energies of semiconductor surfaces. In this article, I review the part of the history of this work devoted to tetrahedrally coordinated compound semiconductor surfaces.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry