Controlling the surface chirality of Si(110)

Yoichi Yamada, Antoine Girard, Hidehito Asaoka, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Shin Ichi Shamoto

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A widely well-defined homochiral surface is realized on Si(110), manipulating surface reconstruction by electromigration. Controlled switching of the surface handedness has also been demonstrated. In addition, by means of hydrogen passivation, the surface is sufficiently stabilized while surface chirality is conserved. These findings suggest the possible use of Si(110) as a heterogeneous catalyst for enantioselective chemical reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153305
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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