Nanolines on silicon surfaces

McLean, A.B., Hill, I.G., Lipton-Duffin, J.A., MacLeod, J.M., Miwa, R.H., & Srivastava, G.P. (2008) Nanolines on silicon surfaces. International Journal of Nanotechnology, 5(9-12), pp. 1018-1057.

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Although a wide range of periodic surface nets can be grown on low index silicon surfaces, only a few of these have quasi-one dimensional symmetry. If high index silicon surfaces, such as (553) and (557), are used instead, the surface unit cell contains steps. It is possible to fabricate a number of quasi-one dimensional nanoline systems on the terraces and some of these have nested energy bands near the Fermi level. These nano-scale systems may support exotic many-electron states produced by enhanced electron correlations and a reduction in electron screening in one spatial dimension. In this paper, our groups' experimental and theoretical studies of nanolines phases, grown on both low index and vicinal silicon surfaces are reviewed. These studies give us insight into the electronic properties of artificial nanoline structures.

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ID Code: 89946
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: nanolines, one-dimensional physics, scanning tunnelling microscopy, electronic structure, highly correlated systems, silicon surfaces, nanotechnology, electronic properties, artificial nanoline structures, nanostructures
DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2008.019830
ISSN: 1741-8151
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2016 00:52
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 05:01

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