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A highly regular mesh of hexagonal boron nitride with a 3-nanometer periodicity and a 2-nanometer hole size was formed by self-assembly on a Rh(111) single crystalline surface. Two layers of mesh cover the surface uniformly after high-temperature exposure of the clean rhodium surface to borazine (HBNH)3. The two layers are offset in such a way as to expose(More)
Patterned metal surfaces can host electron quantum waves that display interference phenomena over distances of a few nanometres, thus providing excellent information carriers for future atomic-scale devices. Here we demonstrate that collimation and waveguiding of surface electrons can be realized in silver-induced strain dislocation networks on Cu(111)(More)
An important challenge in nanoscience and nanotechnology is the immobilization of small entities in regular two-dimensional arrays on surfaces. Visionary concepts such as molecular electronics, molecular or ultrasmall magnetic memory cells, and quantum computers, but also highly selective catalysts and functional surfaces, are based on this approach. The(More)
The two-dimensional, free-electron-like band structure of noble metal surfaces can be radically transformed by appropriate nanostructuration. A case example is the triangular dislocation network that characterizes the epitaxial Ag/Cu(111) system, which exhibits a highly featured band topology with a full band gap above E(F) and a hole-pocket-like Fermi(More)
High-temperature exposure of a Mo(110) surface to borazine (HBNH) 3 leads to the formation of two distinctly different self-assembling nanostructures. Depending on the substrate temperature during preparation , either well-aligned, ultra-thin boron nanowires or a single-layer stripe structure of hexagonal boron nitride forms. Both structures show(More)
Contributing to the need for new graphene nanoribbon (GNR) structures that can be synthesized with atomic precision, we have designed a reactant that renders chiral (3,1)-GNRs after a multistep reaction including Ullmann coupling and cyclodehydrogenation. The nanoribbon synthesis has been successfully proven on different coinage metals, and the formation(More)
Surface chemistry and catalysis studies could significantly gain from the systematic variation of surface active sites, tested under the very same conditions. Curved crystals are excellent platforms to perform such systematics, which may in turn allow to better resolve fundamental properties and reveal new phenomena. This is demonstrated here for the carbon(More)
Energy harvesting from noise is a paradigm proposed by the theory of stochastic resonances. We demonstrate that the random switching of a hydrogen (H(2)) molecule can drive the oscillation of a macroscopic mechanical resonator. The H(2) motion was activated by tunneling electrons and caused fluctuations of the forces sensed by the tip of a noncontact atomic(More)
The influence of structural defects, in the form of step lattices, on the spin polarization of the spin-orbit split Shockley surface state of Au(111) has been investigated. Spin- and angle-resolved photoemission data from three vicinal surfaces with different step densities are presented. The spin splitting is preserved in all three cases, and there is no(More)
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