The templated growth of a chiral transition metal chalcogenide

King, M.O., McLeod, I.M., Hesp, D., Dhanak, V.R., Tadich, A., Thomsen, L., Cowie, B.C.C., MacLaren, D.A. and Kadodwala, M. (2014) The templated growth of a chiral transition metal chalcogenide. Surface Science, 629, pp. 94-101. (doi:10.1016/j.susc.2014.02.008)

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Abstract

We demonstrate that an intrinsically chiral, high Miller index surface of an achiral metal can be used to template the enantioselective growth of chiral transition metal chalcogenide films. Specifically, Cu(643)R can be used as a template for the enantioselective growth of a chiral copper telluride alloy surface. Beyond a critical alloy thickness the chiral influence of the Cu(643)R surface diminishes and an achiral surface forms. Our work demonstrates a new method of producing chiral transition metal chalcogenide surfaces, with potential applications in the study of structurally chiral topological insulators.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLaren, Dr Donald
Authors: King, M.O., McLeod, I.M., Hesp, D., Dhanak, V.R., Tadich, A., Thomsen, L., Cowie, B.C.C., MacLaren, D.A., and Kadodwala, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Surface Science
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0039-6028
ISSN (Online):0039-6028
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Surface Science 629:94-101
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
530721Integrating advanced nanomaterials into transformative technologiesDonald MaclarenEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/I00419X/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY