Yannick Fagot-Revurat

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On-surface covalent self-assembly of organic molecules is a very promising bottom-up approach for producing atomically controlled nanostructures. Due to their highly tuneable properties, these structures may be used as building blocks in electronic carbon-based molecular devices. Following this idea, here we report on the electronic structure of an ordered(More)
The non-centro-symmetric semiconductor BiTeI exhibits two distinct surface terminations that support spin-split Rashba surface states. Their ambipolarity can be exploited for creating spin-polarized p-n junctions at the boundaries between domains with different surface terminations. We use scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) to locate(More)
We report on new low-energy electron diffraction, scanning tunneling microscopy, and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy studies of alkali-metal/Si(111) previously established as having a Mott-insulating ground state at surface. The observation of a strong temperature dependent Franck-Condon broadening of the surface band together with the novel(More)
The compressed, incommensurate approximately (9.5 x 9.5) moire superstructure of the Ag monolayer on Cu(111) displays a filled surface state band with a Fermi energy gap at the Brillouin zone boundary. By contrast, the surface band is gapless for the less compressed, commensurate (9 x 9) moire of two Ag layers. A simple estimate of the energy gain rendered(More)
Dynamical phase transitions are a challenge to identify experimentally and describe theoretically. Here, we study a new reconstruction of Sn on silicon and observe a reversible transition where the surface unit cell divides its area by a factor of 4 at 250 °C. This phase transition is explained by the 24-fold degeneracy of the ground state and a novel(More)
Surface-confined polymerization via Ullmann coupling is a promising route to create one- and two-dimensional covalent π-conjugated structures, including the bottom-up growth of graphene nanoribbons. Understanding the mechanism of the Ullmann reaction is necessary to provide a platform for rationally controlling the formation of these materials. We use fast(More)
Ab initio density-functional theory calculations, photoemission spectroscopy (PES), scanning tunneling microscopy, and spectroscopy (STM, STS) have been used to solve the 2sqrt[3]×2sqrt[3]R30 surface reconstruction observed previously by LEED on 0.5 ML K/Si:B. A large K-induced vertical lattice relaxation occurring only for 3/4 of Si adatoms is shown to(More)