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Band-structure engineering of gold atomic wires on silicon by controlled doping

Choi, Won Hoon and Kang, Pil Gyu and Ryang, Kyung Deuk and Yeom, Han Woong (2008) Band-structure engineering of gold atomic wires on silicon by controlled doping. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 100 (12).

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Official URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.12...

Abstract

We report on the systematic tuning of the electronic band structure of atomic wires by controlling the density of impurity atoms. The atomic wires are self-assembled on Si(111) by substitutional gold adsorbates and extra silicon atoms are deposited as the impurity dopants. The one-dimensional electronic band of gold atomic wires, measured by angle-resolved photoemission, changes from a fully metallic to semiconducting one with its band gap increasing above 0.3 eV along with an energy shift as a linear function of the Si dopant density. The gap opening mechanism is suggested to be related to the ordering of the impurities.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:2429
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:09 Jan 2009 14:57
Last Modified:09 Jan 2009 14:57

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