Title

Graphene-like silicon nanoribbons on Ag(110): A possible formation of silicene

Authors

Authors

B. Aufray; A. Kara; S. Vizzini; H. Oughaddou; C. Leandri; B. Ealet;G. Le Lay

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

ab initio calculations; density functional theory; elemental; semiconductors; nanofabrication; nanostructured materials; scanning; tunnelling microscopy; semiconductor epitaxial layers; semiconductor; growth; silicon; solid phase epitaxial growth; TOTAL-ENERGY CALCULATIONS; AUGMENTED-WAVE METHOD; BASIS-SET; NANOWIRES; METALS; GAS; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and ab initio calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) were used to study the self-aligned silicon nanoribbons on Ag(110) with honeycomb, graphene-like structure. The silicon honeycombs structure on top of the silver substrate is clearly observed by STM, while the DFT calculations confirm that the Si atoms adopt spontaneously this new silicon structure. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3419932]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

96

Issue/Number

18

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000277422000037

ISSN

0003-6951

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