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.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Apr 18|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics