Silicene Nanoribbons on Pb-Reconstructed Si(111) Surface†
Institute of Physics, M. Curie-Sklodowska University, Pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Part of this work has been presented at the International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN2016), Frascati, Rome, Italy, 9–15 October 2016.
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Received: 10 November 2016 / Revised: 27 November 2016 / Accepted: 29 November 2016 / Published: 5 December 2016
We report on the initial stage of growing of silicon nanostructures on Pb-induced
reconstructed Si(111) surfaces. The deposition of 0.75 monolayer of Si at a temperature of around 200 K results in Si nanoribbons a few-nanometers in length running in three equivalent high symmetry directions of Si(111) surface, as revealed by low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy measurements. The nanoribbons are predominantly 1.6 nm wide and show local
reconstruction. These findings are interpreted within the framework of silicene nanoribbons grown on a bare Si(111) surface.
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Stȩpniak-Dybala, A.; Jałochowski, M.; Krawiec, M. Silicene Nanoribbons on Pb-Reconstructed Si(111) Surface. Condens. Matter 2016, 1, 8.
Stȩpniak-Dybala A, Jałochowski M, Krawiec M. Silicene Nanoribbons on Pb-Reconstructed Si(111) Surface. Condensed Matter. 2016; 1(1):8.
Stȩpniak-Dybala, Agnieszka; Jałochowski, Mieczysław; Krawiec, Mariusz. 2016. "Silicene Nanoribbons on Pb-Reconstructed Si(111) Surface." Condens. Matter 1, no. 1: 8.
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