Electronic characterization of silicon intercalated chevron graphene nanoribbons on Au(111)

O. Deniz, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, R. Jaafar, N. Kharche, L. Liang, V. Meunier, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux

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Electronic and thermal properties of chevron-type graphene nanoribbons can be widely tuned, making them interesting candidates for electronic and thermoelectric applications. Here, we use post-growth silicon intercalation to unambiguously access nanoribbons' energy position of their electronic frontier states. These are otherwise obscured by substrate effects when investigated directly on the growth substrate. In agreement with first-principles calculations we find a band gap of 2.4 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1619-1622
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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