Here a general approach to measure quantitatively with atomic resolution the distribution of a chemical species in a host matrix is derived and applied to a case study consisting of a layer of Si buried in a GaAs matrix. Simulations and experiments performed on Si∕ GaAs superlattices demonstrate a quasilinear dependence of the high-angle annular dark-field image intensity on the concentration of Si in the GaAs matrix. The results have been compared with those obtained by cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy on the same specimens.
American Physical Society
3 Jun 2005
Volume: 71 Issue: 23 Pages: 235303
Physical Review B