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Electron–phonon interaction in In-induced structures on Si(111) from first-principles

Sklyadneva, Irina Yu.; Heid, Rolf; M. Echenique, Pedro; Chulkov, Eugene V.

Abstract (englisch):
Electron–phonon interaction in the Si(111)-supported rectangular 7 3 phases of In is investigatedwithin the density-functional theory and linear-response. For both single-layer and double-layer 7 3 structures, it is found that the phonon-induced scattering of electrons is almost exclusivelydetermined by vibrations of In atoms. It is shown that the strength of electron–phonon coupling at theFermi levell(EF) increases almost twofold upon adding the second In layer. One of the reasons is thatadditional low-frequency modes appear in the phonon spectrum, which favors a strong enhancement ofl(EF). The agreement of the calculated parameterl(EF) = 0.99 for a double-layer structure as well as thesuperconducting transition temperatureTc= 3.5 K with experimental estimates indicates that the discoveredsuperconducting phase is probably a double-layer rectangular 7 3 In structure on Si(111) with a cover-age of 2.4 ML. This conclusion is also supported by goodagreement between the calculated electron bandstructure and ARPES measurements.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Quantenmaterialien und -technologien (IQMT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-9084
KITopen-ID: 1000128950
HGF-Programm 43.21.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Quantum Correlations in Condensed Matter
Weitere HGF-Programme 43.21.01 (POF III, LK 01) Quantum Correlations in Condensed Matter
Erschienen in Physical chemistry, chemical physics
Verlag Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 05.01.2021
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