The initial stage of the dissociative adsorption and the surface electronic state evolution of NH(3) on Si(111)-(7 × 7).
ABSTRACT Adsorption of NH(3) molecules on Si(111)-(7 × 7) has been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy. We find that the dissociative adsorption is site-selective and exhibits two adsorption structures resulting from different reaction channels: [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text]. To explain the dissociation processes, an adsorption model for these reactions is given. Furthermore, the evolution of the local electronic structures is investigated by means of atomically resolved scanning tunneling spectroscopy to clarify the effect of different fragments on the surface states. Finally, we discuss the adsorption position of H atoms from the NH(3) dissociation.