Transport characteristics of a silicene nanoribbon on Ag(110)

Ryoichi Hiraoka, Chun-Liang Lin, Kotaro Nakamura, Ryo Nagao, Maki Kawai, Ryuichi Arafune, Noriaki Takagi*

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We present the transport characteristics of individual silicene nanoribbons (SiNRs) grown on Ag(110). By lifting up a single SiNR with a low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope tip, a nanojunction consisting of tip, SiNR and Ag is fabricated. In the differential conductance spectra of the nanojunctions fabricated by this methodology, a peak appears at the Fermi level which is not observed in the spectra measured either for the SiNRs before being lifted up or the clean Ag substrate. We discuss the origin of the peak as it relates to the SiNR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1699-1704
Number of pages6
JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2017


  • Nanojunction
  • Nanoribbon
  • Scanning tunnelling microscopy
  • Silicene
  • Transport


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