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Synthesis of inorganic nanoplatelets
Blaž Belec, invited lecture at foreign university

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...anisotropic nanoparticles, synthesis, bi-magnetic, topological insulators...
Keywords: anisotropic nanoparticles, synthesis, bi-magnetic, topological insulators
Published: 22.05.2018; Views: 1261; Downloads: 0
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Looking for a topological insulator in the tetradymite family
Matjaž Valant, Paolo Moras, P. M. Sheverdyaeva, Mattia Fanetti, Zipporah Rini Benher, Sandra Gardonio, 2019, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Abstract: Materials that are topological insulators (TI) manifest a novel state for their electrons. They possess topological surface states that are not destroyed by the presence of non-magnetic impurities on their surfaces. This unique property lies in the bulk band structure and it is typically found in narrow gap semiconductor with strong spin-orbit coupling. Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3 belong to the class of compounds called tetradymites and are considered as the 3D-prototypical TI materials. However, these compounds are not usually insulators but have metallic bulk conductivity as a consequence of intrinsic defect doping: vacancies and anti-site defects. For these reasons, it is difficult to electrically gate these materials for the manipulation and control of charge carriers for realizing devices. This led to the search for other topological materials, which might have better insulating behavior in their bulk. Theoretical studies have pointed out that ternary variants of the Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3, such as Bi2Te2Se, Bi2Te2S, Bi2Se2S Sb2Te2Se and Sb2Te2S, should be stable TIs and potentially offer a chemical way to control TI behavior, in particular by lowering native doping. Among the cited ternary compounds, Bi2Se2S should manifest a genuine topological spin-transport regime hosting an isolated Dirac cone with the Dirac point in the gap as well. However, it has been poorly studied from the TI experimental perspective. Therefore, to uncover the full potential of the predicted topological electronic properties of the Bi-Se-S system, in this presentation we will revisit the crystallographic and electronic structure of Bi2Se3-Bi2S3 solid solutions. The combined use of bulk and surface sensitive techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) was applied to analyze single crystal samples grown by us. The quality of the single crystals was suitable for rigorous measurement of the electronic properties by means of Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy. We unambiguously showed that within a certain solid solution range, the single crystals of Bi-Se-S have a rombohedral structure with the topological surface states as theoretically predicted.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...Materials that are topological insulators (TI) manifest a novel state for their...
Keywords: topological insulators, ternary tetradymite, electronic properties.
Published: 19.12.2019; Views: 710; Downloads: 0
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Interfacial reaction, morphology and growth mode of metals on topological insulator surfaces
Sandra Gardonio, Mattia Fanetti, Katja Ferfolja, Matjaž Valant, 2019, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...topological insulators, surfaces, metals...
Keywords: topological insulators, surfaces, metals
Published: 19.12.2019; Views: 655; Downloads: 0
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Chemical Instability of an Interface between Silver and Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator at Room Temperature
Katja Ferfolja, Matjaž Valant, I. Mikulska, Sandra Gardonio, Mattia Fanetti, 2018, original scientific article

Abstract: Understanding an interaction at an interface between a topological insulator and a metal is of critical importance when designing electronic and spintronic devices or when such systems are used in catalysis. In this paper, we report on a chemical instability of the interface between Bi2Se3 and Ag studied by X-ray powder diffraction and electron microscopy. We present strong experimental evidence of a redox solid-state reaction occurring at the interface with kinetics that is significant already at room temperature. The reaction yields Ag2Se, AgBiSe2, and Bi. The unexpected room-temperature chemical instability of the interface should be considered for all future theoretical and applicative studies involving the interface between Bi2Se3 and Ag.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...topological insulators, Ag, thin metal films, interfaces, redox reaction...
Keywords: topological insulators, Ag, thin metal films, interfaces, redox reaction
Published: 17.06.2020; Views: 299; Downloads: 0
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