Silicene on Ag(111): Structure evolution and electronic structure

Noriaki Takagi*, Chun-Liang Lin, Ryuichi Arafune

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In the last few years, a significant challenge has been to realize the growth of silicene on solid substrates. Silicene can be synthesized by the deposition of Si atoms on Ag(111); this substrate is the most surveyed in the literature both theoretically and experimentally. In this chapter we focus on the geometric and electronic structures of silicene grown on Ag(111), from the sub-monolayer regime to the formation of multilayers, with the focus being on the 4 × 4 and 4/√3 p × 4/√3 p superstructures. Several puzzles that we have solved are discussed, as well as ones that are yet to be solved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X


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