Date of Award

January 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Saleh Faruque


The purpose of this thesis is to fabricate Iridium modified Silicon (001) surface and investigate electronic and atomic configuration of the surface, and examine the characteristic of the surface.

In the first part, the modification done by fabrication on Si (001) surface is presented. This shows that after the modification significant pattern on the surface is visible which need to be examined for atomic and electronic structure.

The thesis then identifies the statistical analysis of the fabricated islands and examines correlation among them. Examination of surface including spectroscopy provides several important outcomes about the surface structure. Here the thesis draws several spectroscopy analyses to delve into the structure.

At the conclusion, this thesis did several examinations to investigate the surface and outcomes are in quite a good agreement with theoretical calculation and previous work [1, 2, 3]. This thesis hopes to extend its study on theoretical examination and make a small contribution on fabricating silicate.