Sublattice ordering in a dilute ensemble of monovalent adatoms on graphene

Cheianov, Vadim and Syljuasen, O. and Altshuler, B. L. and Falko, Vladimir and Cheianov, Vadim (2010) Sublattice ordering in a dilute ensemble of monovalent adatoms on graphene. EPL, 89 (5). -. ISSN 0295-5075

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Abstract

When adsorbents attach themselves to carbons in the honeycomb lattice of graphene, they may preferentially take positions on one of its two sublattices, thus breaking the global lattice symmetry. This leads to opening a gap in the electronic spectrum. We show that such a sublattice ordering may spontaneously occur in a low-density ensemble of adatoms adsorbed on graphene, due to the long-range interaction between them mediated by electrons. As a result sublattice-ordered domains may form, with electronic properties characteristic of a two-dimensional topological insulator. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2010

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EPL
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29 Jun 2012 13:39
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