Sb2Te3 films are used for studying the epitaxial registry between two-dimensionally bonded (2D) materials and three-dimensional bonded (3D) substrates. In contrast to the growth of 3D materials, it is found that the formation of coincidence lattices between Sb2Te3 and Si(111) depends on the geometry and dangling bonds of the reconstructed substrate surface. Furthermore, we show that the epitaxial registry can be influenced by controlling the Si(111) surface reconstruction and confirm the results for ultrathin films.
American Chemical Society
11 Jun 2014
Volume: 14 Issue: 6 Pages: 3534-3538