In this paper, we report the epitaxial growth of Bi2Se 3 thin films on Si (111) substrate, using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). We show that the as-grown samples have good crystalline quality, and their surfaces exhibit terracelike quintuple layers. Angel-resolved photoemission experiments demonstrate single-Dirac-conelike surface states. These results combined with the temperature- and thickness-dependent magneto-transport measurements, suggest the presence of a shallow impurity band. Below a critical temperature of ∼100K, the surface states of a 7 nm thick film contribute up to 50 of the total conduction.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)