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Epitaxial growth of a silicene sheet

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B. Lalmi
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H. Oughaddou
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H. Enriquez
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A. Kara
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S. Vizzini


Using atomic resolved scanning tunneling microscopy, we present here the experimental evidence of a silicene sheet (graphenelike structure) epitaxially grown on a close-packed silver surface [Ag(111)]. This has been achieved via direct condensation of a silicon atomic flux onto the single-crystal substrate in ultrahigh vacuum conditions. A highly ordered silicon structure, arranged within a honeycomb lattice, is synthesized and present two silicon sublattices occupying positions at different heights (0.02 nm) indicating possible sp(2)-sp(3) hybridizations

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hal-00566385 , version 1 (16-02-2011)



B. Lalmi, H. Oughaddou, H. Enriquez, A. Kara, S. Vizzini, et al.. Epitaxial growth of a silicene sheet. Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 97 (22), pp.223109. ⟨10.1063/1.3524215⟩. ⟨hal-00566385⟩
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