Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
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
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.
Applied Physics Letters
Aufray, Bernard; Kara, Abdelkader; Vizzini, Sébastien; Oughaddou, Hamid; Léandri, Christel; Ealet, Benedicte; and Lay, Guy Le, "Graphene-like silicon nanoribbons on Ag(110): A possible formation of silicene" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6963.