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One-dimensional Si-in-Si(001) template for single-atom wire growth

Köster, S.
Bowler, D. R.
Published in Applied physics letters. 2010, vol. 97, no. 9, 093102
Abstract Single atom metallic wires of arbitrary length are of immense technological and scientific interest. We present atomic-resolution scanning tunneling microscope data of a silicon-only template, which modeling predicts to enable the self-organized growth of isolated micrometer long surface and subsurface single-atom chains. It consists of a one-dimensional, defect-free Si reconstruction four dimers wide—the Haiku core—formed by hydrogenation of self-assembled Bi-nanolines on Si(001) terraces, independent of any step edges. We discuss the potential of this Si-in-Si template as an appealing alternative to vicinal surfaces for nanoscale patterning.
Keywords Scanning tunneling microscopySurface patterningDensity functional theoryAdsorptionReflection high energy electron diffraction
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OWEN, James et al. One-dimensional Si-in-Si(001) template for single-atom wire growth. In: Applied physics letters, 2010, vol. 97, n° 9, p. 093102. doi: 10.1063/1.3483164 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:35765

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