High-quality Bi2Te3 films can be grown on Si by the state-of-art molecular beam epitaxy technique. In situ angle-resolved photo-emission spectroscopy measurement reveals that the as-grown films are intrinsic topological insulators and the single-Dirac-cone surface state develops at a thickness of two quintuple layers. The work opens a new avenue for engineering of topological materials based on well-developed Si technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering