Mn-silicide nanostructures aligned on massively parallel silicon nano-ribbons

Paola De Padova, Carlo Ottaviani, Fabio Ronci, Stefano Colonna, Bruno Olivieri, Claudio Quaresima, Antonio Cricenti, Maria E. Davila, Franz Hennies, Annette Pietzsch, Nina Shariati, Guy Le Lay

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The growth of Mn nanostructures on a 1D grating of silicon nano-ribbons is investigated at atomic scale by means of scanning tunneling microscopy, low energy electron diffraction and core level photoelectron spectroscopy. The grating of silicon nano-ribbons represents an atomic scale template that can be used in a surface-driven route to control the combination of Si with Mn in the development of novel materials for spintronics devices. The Mn atoms show a preferential adsorption site on silicon atoms, forming one-dimensional nanostructures. They are parallel oriented with respect to the surface Si array, which probably predetermines the diffusion pathways of the Mn atoms during the process of nanostructure formation.
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer014009
TidskriftJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volym25
Utgåva1
DOI
StatusPublished - 2013

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