Stability of Sb line structures on Si(001)

Jian Tao Wang, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Tomihiro Hashizume, Masamichi Naitoh, Ding Sheng Wang, En Ge Wang

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Structure and stability of Sb-dimer linear chains on the Si(001) surface are studied by means of ab initio quantum-mechanical molecular dynamics using pseudopotentials. It is confirmed that the model comprising a double core of seven-membered rings of silicon for Bi/Si(001) nanolines is indeed one of the most stable structures energetically, and it also explains Sb/Si nanolines. Moreover, it is clear that stability of the odd-membered-ring (5-7-5) structure will decrease as the group-V adatom changes from Bi to Sb, and disappear for As/Si due to the size effect.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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