Effects of surface modification on the properties of topological surface states in Bi 2Se 3

Xiaoxiong Wang, Peng Wang, Decai Huang, Weishi Tan

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Abstract

The effects of surface modification on the topological surface states in Bi 2Se 3 have been studied using first-principles calculations. Although surface modification cannot change the topological order, however, the spin polarization, dispersion of topological surface bands and the position of Dirac points are altered. All the studied surface modifications can push Dirac cone upwards effectively. Bi-capped surface can attract the quantum well states into bulk band gap, forming new Dirac cone at M̄ point. Both Bi-capped and Se-removed surface can slightly enhance spin polarization of topological surface states, while flatten the energy dispersion of the topological surface bands above Dirac point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-772
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume376
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bi Se
  • First principles
  • Surface modification
  • Topological surface states

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