Electronic fingerprints of Cr and v dopants in the topological insulator Sb2Te3

Wenhan Zhang, Damien West, Seng Huat Lee, Yunsheng Qiu, Cui Zu Chang, Jagadeesh S. Moodera, Yew San Hor, Shengbai Zhang, Weida Wu

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By combining scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and first-principles calculations, we systematically study the local electronic states of magnetic dopants V and Cr in the topological insulator (TI) Sb2Te3. Spectroscopic imaging shows diverse local defect states between Cr and V, which agree with our first-principle calculations. The unique spectroscopic features of V and Cr dopants provide electronic fingerprints for the codoped magnetic TI samples with the enhanced quantum anomalous Hall effect. Our results also facilitate the exploration of the underlying mechanism of the enhanced quantum anomalous Hall temperature in Cr/V codoped TIs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115165
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 28 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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