The surface of low-temperature H-plasma cleaned Si(100) was studied by angle-resolved UV photoemission spectroscopy. The cleaning process involved an ex situ wet chemical preclean followed by an in situ H-plasma exposure at a substrate temperature of 300 °C. After the in situ H-plasma exposure, a 2×1 ordered surface was obtained which exhibited two hydrogen-induced surface states/resonances in the UV photoemission spectra. The temperature dependence of the spectra showed that the Si-H monohydride started to dissociate at a temperature below 500 °C, and the dangling-bond surface states were identified. The spectroscopic properties of the low-temperature H-plasma surface were essentially identical to surfaces prepared by ultrahigh vacuum high-temperature annealing followed by H passivation.
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