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Based on an inverted bulk band order, antimony thin films presumably could become topological insulators if quantum confinement effect opens up a gap in the bulk bands. Coupling between topological surface states (TSS) from opposite surfaces, however, tends to degrade or even destroy their novel characters. Here the evolution and coupling of TSS on Sb(111)(More)
Topological insulators (TIs) are a new type of electronic materials in which the nontrivial insulating bulk band topology governs conducting boundary states with embedded spin-momentum locking. Such edge states are more robust in a two-dimensional (2D) TI against scattering by nonmagnetic impurities than in its three-dimensional (3D) variant, because in 2D(More)
Ultra-fine Au nanoparticles (NPs) show great application potential in catalysis. Size-tunable Au NPs have been fabricated on MoS(2) covered with monolayer 3,4,5,10-perylene tetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA), and the morphological evolution as a function of Au deposition amount was investigated using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The PTCDA molecules(More)
Group Va elements all possess allotropes of a two-dimensional puckered lattice structure, with phosphorene as a paradigm. By investigating their band structure evolution, we predict two types of Dirac fermion states emerging in the low-energy spectrum. One pair of (type-I) Dirac points is sitting on high-symmetry lines while two pairs of (type-II) Dirac(More)
We report the first-principle study on the recovery and linearization of Dirac cones in the electronic band structures of a few bilayer Sb(111) films (n-BL Sb) by surface modification. Due to the interaction between the surface states on the two surfaces of a free-standing film, the distorted Dirac cone in n-BL Sb(111) (n < 5) disappears. We demonstrate(More)
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