Direct measurements of band profile and band offsets across the Gd 2O3/GaAs(100) hetero-interface have been performed using cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. The spatial variation of the local density of states with atomic precision revealed the interfacial band alignment in this model high-/III-V system. In conjunction with the theoretical modeling, the band offsets for both conduction and valence states are identified, revealing critical information about the electrostatic potential landscape of the GaAs semiconductor transistor with a Gd 2O3 gate dielectric.
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