Polarity inversion in polar-nonpolar-polar heterostructures

S. Cho*, S. J. Youn, Y. Kim, A. DiVenere, G. K L Wong, A. J. Freeman, J. B. Ketterson

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Polarity inversion was addressed by assessing the growth of CdTe on Sb(Bi)/CdTe(111)B. Based on experimental and first principles band structure data for CdTe(111)/Sb(Bi)/CdTe(111) systems, it was demonstrated that the polarity of a polar material on a nonpolar one is determined from the binding energy difference between the two possible surface configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number126403
Pages (from-to)126403/1-126403/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 17 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Polarity inversion in polar-nonpolar-polar heterostructures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this