Grand-canonical Peierls theory for atomic wires on substrates

  title={Grand-canonical Peierls theory for atomic wires on substrates},
  author={Y. Ergun and Eric Jeckelmann},
  • Y. Ergun, Eric Jeckelmann
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • We present a generic grand-canonical theory for the Peierls transition in atomic wires deposited on semiconducting substrates such as In/Si(111) using a mean-field solution of the one-dimensional Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model. We show that this simple low-energy effective model for atomic wires can explain naturally the occurrence of a first-order Peierls transition between a uniform metallic phase at high-temperature and a dimerized insulating phase at low temperature as well as the existence of… CONTINUE READING

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